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Level
easy
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Serves
8

Ingredients

6 sprigs
fresh basil, divided
1
lemon, zested into strips, divided, fruit cut into slices
1/2 cup
sugar
125 mL
ice cubes
2 cups
lemonade
500 mL
1 bottle
carbonated spring water
750 mL

Directions

Step 1
In a small saucepan, add 1/2 cup (125 mL) water to sugar, 4 sprigs basil and lemon zest from half the lemon and simmer over low heat until sugar dissolves. (Omit basil and zest to make a plain simple syrup.) Strain and let cool.
Step 2
Chill 8 stemless wine glasses or rock glasses. Once chilled, divide ice cubes, basil leaves from 2 sprigs and lemon slices, cooled syrup and lemonade among glasses. Top up each glass with carbonated water.

Tip

ADD SPIRIT: Top with sparkling wine or champagne.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Description:
Per serving (250 mL):
Calories:
80
Fat:
0
Saturated Fat:
0
Carbs:
20
Fibre:
0
Sugar:
0
Cholesterol:
0 mg
Protein:
0
Sodium:
3 mg
Potassium:
0