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.
The recipe can be prepared through Step 2; refrigerate for up to 5 days.