basil drink

From Martha Stewart by way of Amy, this beverage has become my later summer jam.

  • 1 C H20
  • 1 C Granulated sugar
  • 2 nice sized handfuls of fresh basil leaves
  • Juice of a few lemons
  • Sparkling H20

Mix sugar and water and heat this mixture until sugar is dissolved. Add basil to hot liquid and let steep for as long as you can wait. Strain out basil leaves. Pour the basil syrup, lemon juice, and sparkling h20 into glasses and enjoy.