Strawberry Basil Soda

Strawberry Basil Soda

Serves 6 – 250ml drinks


  • 500 grams strawberries
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Carbonated water


Juice strawberries in a juicer or blender.  If using a blender, pulse until smooth. Strain through a sieve, pushing juice through with a spatula.

Pour strawberry juice into a cup.

Add water to reach 1 cup if needed.

Pour into a saucepan with lemon juice, basil, and sugar. Heat until boiling. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Remove from heat and cool. Strain syrup through a sieve discarding solids.

To serve, spoon 2 tbls of syrup into a 250 ml glass, top with carbonated water, and stir.

Can refrigerate syrup for up to 1 week.

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