Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Grapefruit Basil Soda Recipe

In honor of summer’s impending arrival, we’re showcasing another original recipe based on a refreshing, delicious cocktail: the grapefruit and basil martini. Don’t be turned off by the unconventional flavor pairing in our grapefruit basil soda recipe. It’s the perfect balance of sweet & refreshing, with a hint of cooling mint, pepper, and anise flavors from the basil.

Zest of 1 pink grapefruit
Juice of 2 pink grapefruits
Pinch of salt
½ cup of Stevia
2 cups of water
10-12 fresh basil leaves

Soda base preparation
  1. Combine stevia, grapefruit zest & juice, water in medium saucepan
  2. Bring to boil over medium to medium-high heat
  3. Remove from heat and add basil leaves
  4. Let steep for 1 hour
  5. Strain out & discard any solids
  6. Place in ½ quart Mason jar & keep for up to two weeks
To make a glass of grapefruit basil soda
  1. Fill glass ½ full with ice
  2. Muddle & add two basil leaves (optional)
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of syrup
  4. Add carbonated water
  5. Stir
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