Give all your guests delicious, organic, and refreshing drink options at your next outdoor gathering. Make a few different batches the day before your party and impress all of your guests with vibrant and healthy soda options. Check out this simple recipe from Martha Stewart:
makes 10 servings
What you'll need:
- 1/2 cup of sugar
3/4 ounce fresh herbs, such as basil, lemon verbena, mint, tarragon, or thyme
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Ice, for serving
Sparkling water or club soda, for serving
- Put sugar and 1 cup water into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat; add herbs. Cover; let cool completely.
- Pour syrup through a fine sieve into a small bowl; discard herbs. Stir in lemon juice. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
- Fill glasses with ice. Add 2 to 4 tablespoons syrup; top with sparkling water or club soda, and stir.