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Monday, October 14, 2013

Cranberry-Basil Spritzer

Cranberry - Basil Spritzer
 In a medium saucepan over medium - high eat, bring 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar to a boil. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add 1/2 cup basil leaves, remove from heat, let steep for 20 minutes. Strain syrup and let cool for at least 1 hour. In a large pitcher, combine syrup, 2 cups unsweetened cranberry juice, and 1/4 cup fresh lime juice. Fill pitcher with 1 liter chilled club soda, then add 4 lime slices, 1 cup fresh cranberries, and 1/2 cup basil leaves. To serve, pour spritzers over ice, top with a splash more club soda, and garnish with basil.
After trying this spritzer, I plan to serve this as our Thanksgiving drink.


  1. Oooooh! Yummy! This sounds so delicious. I have some basil still going strong in the garden, so I will have to try this. It would be perfect for Thanksgiving!

    1. I just have to let you know - I made this drink tonight and it's fabulous! My husband really loves it as well. I think I might have to make a big batch for Thanksgiving like you! :)


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