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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 More Nonalcoholic Drinks

Grace Parisi
January 2011

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 hrs 10 mins
total:
10 hrs 10 mins
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Make Ahead

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

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