Blueberry Ginger-Basil Soda

Cool off this summer with a glass of blueberry ginger-basil soda! You’ll love this recipe for a blueberry syrup that easy to make in advance, making it perfect for picnics and barbecues.
Glasses of blueberry ginger basil soda garnished with basil and blueberries.
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Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 70
Author Liren Baker

Ingredients

Blueberry Ginger-Basil Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 6 slices fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 sprigs basil

Blueberry Ginger-Basil Soda:

  • 1/4 cup Blueberry Ginger-Basil Syrup
  • 8 oz club soda

Instructions

To make the Blueberry Ginger-Basil Syrup:

  • Combine water, blueberries, lemon juice, ginger, water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, adding basil sprigs during last 10 minutes.
  • Let the syrup cool in the refrigerator.
  • Strain, really taking the time to press the fruit in the strainer with a wooden spoon. This can be made a few days in advance and kept in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.

To make the Blueberry Ginger-Basil Soda:

  • Pour 1/4 cup blueberry ginger-basil syrup into an ice-filled glass. Top with club soda. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 34mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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