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