Basil Limeade Slushies

A splash of soda water makes these tart slushies pleasingly bubbly. With a little rum, they'd also make great cocktails.

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  • Servings: 12


  • 8 cups ice
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups fresh lime juice
  • 3 cups lightly packed basil leaves, plus basil sprigs, for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups soda water

How to make this recipe

  1. In a blender, working in batches, blend the ice with the water, lime juice, basil leaves and sugar until slushy. Pour the limeade into chilled glasses. Top with 2 tablespoons of the soda water, garnish with the basil sprigs and serve.

Contributed By Photo © Martin Morrell Published August 2009

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