A Strawberry Basil Spritzer is the perfect springtime drink to serve at your next brunch or to kick back on a warm afternoon. This refreshing drink can be made sugar-free and vegan if you use agave syrup, and can be easily made into a brunchtime bellini by adding a few tablespoons to champagne. Enjoy!
Makes 1/2 cup puree
2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
3 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup water
3 tbsp honey or agave syrup
juice of 1 lemon
additional basil for garnish (optional)
1. All add all the ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil on medium high heat. Once the mixture starts to boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
2. Blend the ingredients and strain to remove seeds and chunks of basil.
3. Add 3-4 tbsp (to your taste) of the strawberry basil puree to a glass. Top with ice and carbonated water. Stir well and garnish with a few leaves of basil. Enjoy!