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Lemon Basil Spritzer

A light bubbly Lemon Basil Spritzer~ Non Alcoholic "Mocktail" with a simple syrup or low carb, keto friendly, naturally sugar free option. The amount of simple syrup included in the recipe will make 6-8 drinks. And just a reminder, all ingredients can be adjusted to taste!

Course Drinks
Prep Time 1 minute
Servings 1 serving
Author Linda Spiker

Ingredients

If Making Simple Syrup (otherwise skip to step 3)

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Spritzer recipe:

  • 3 leaves fresh basil
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup or 4-5 drops liquid stevia
  • 3/4 cup cold sparkling water
  • basil leaves or lemon wedges for garnish

Instructions

  1. If using simple syrup, place water and sugar in a pot and bring to a boil, lower and simmer for 6 minutes. Allow to cool. If using liquid stevia, skip this step

  2. To make drink: place a few basil leaves and 2 lemon wedges in bottom of glass, muddle, crushing the lemon wedges and basil together

  3. Add lemon juice and either simple syrup or stevia drops, and muddle more. Then pour tonic water into glass.

  4. Add a few ice cubes, and garnish with additional basil and lemon wedges if desired.