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Refreshing Blueberry Soda

Rated as 4.11 out of 5 Stars

"Summer favorite that can easily be translated into freezer pops. Fresh mint leaves could also be used instead of basil."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 121 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 cups)

Directions

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  1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir the sugar and basil into the water and return to a boil; cook at a boil for 10 minutes and immediately remove from heat. Chill in refrigerator until slightly cooled, about 10 minutes.
  2. Blend the blueberries, 1/2 cup water, and the lemon juice in a blender until smooth; pour into a pitcher. Remove the basil leaves from the simple-syrup mixture; discard the basil. Stir the syrup into the blueberry mixture. Add the carbonated water to the mixture and stir gently.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 121 calories; 0.2 g fat; 30.9 g carbohydrates; 0.6 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 6 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I thought of this recipe after having a blueberry basil sorbet that i thought was AMAZING! In my opinion the basil is a nice twist but mint taste great as well or you could just go the tradition...

Most helpful critical review

I really wanted to like this but there was way too much pulp. Plus, the basil seemed to overpower everything and I'm a huge basil fan. Next time I won't use as much as it calls for and I'll st...

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I thought of this recipe after having a blueberry basil sorbet that i thought was AMAZING! In my opinion the basil is a nice twist but mint taste great as well or you could just go the tradition...

I followed this recipe exactly, including the basil. I tried the finished soda, then ended up straining the mixture through a sieve to remove the excess bits of blueberry skin and tiny seeds. Th...

I really wanted to like this but there was way too much pulp. Plus, the basil seemed to overpower everything and I'm a huge basil fan. Next time I won't use as much as it calls for and I'll st...

I wanted to taste this so badly but my basil simple syrup burned. Do you really boil for the full ten minutes? Oh well, I had it without the basil and it was delicious?

Yummy blueberry soda (didn't use the basil, seems just too weird!)

Living 30 Minutes from the Blueberry Capital of the World (Hammonton NJ) This was the perfect treat!

Good idea, tastes great! Only thing is that it need