- ACTIVE: 10 HRS 10 MIN
- SERVINGS: 5 cups
F&W's Grace Parisi makes this soda with iSi's new Twist'n Sparkle soda maker, which carbonates beverages in less than 30 seconds. $50; williams-sonoma.com
- 5 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup basil leaves
- 1 cup mint leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- In a medium saucepan, simmer 1 cup water with sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Add basil and mint leaves and let steep for 1 hour.
- Strain and discard the herbs. Let the syrup cool completely. Stir 4 cups cold water and fresh lime juice into the syrup.
- Make the soda according to the manufacturers' directions. Serve in tall glasses over ice.
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