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Friday, June 17, 2011
Toast With This!: Refreshing Strawberry, Lemon, and Basil Soda
When the heat is on and the weekend is on your heels, what could be better than a refreshing mocktail to cool things down?
This Strawberry, Lemon, and Basil Soda, courtesy of Bon Appetit, couldn't be more timely, giving a nod to the strawberry season that's upon us, the brightness of fresh lemon and the delicate sweetness of basil. A perfect trifecta in my book.
So here's wishing you a weekend full of rest, relaxation--and Happy Sipping!
2tablespoonsfresh lemon juice
6fresh basil leaves
5small strawberries (or 3 large strawberries, quartered) plus 1 thin slice for garnish
Combine fresh lemon juice, raw sugar, basil, whole strawberries, and salt in a pint glass. Muddle ingredients with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon until sugar dissolves. Add ice cubes and soda water and stir until chilled. Strain into a 12-oz. glass filled with ice cubes and garnish with a strawberry slice.