The weather is continuing to warm up which means it's the perfect time for a refreshing mocktail. This sparkling strawberry basil mocktail is made with fresh strawberry simple syrup, making a sweet and fruit-filled drink that is perfect for spring.
3-5 basil leaves
1 lemon, sliced
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 ounces strawberry simple syrup
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the basil, lemon, and sugar.
Add the strawberry simple syrup.
Shake and pour into an ice-filled glass, and top with sparkling water
For strawberry simple syrup, combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups water, and 1 cup chopped strawberries in a saucepan. Allow to simmer on low heat and stir until sugar is dissolved for about 5-10 minutes. Strain liquid and allow to cool before using.