Strawberry-Basil Refresher Recipe
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Strawberry-Basil Refresher Recipe

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Fresh strawberries and basil are everywhere, so get them together for a cooler that’s pure sunshine. I garnish with basil leaves and sip outdoors. —Carolyn Turner, Reno, Nevada
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 40 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.


  1. Place lemon juice, sugar, strawberries and 1 cup ice cubes in a blender; cover and process until blended. Add basil; pulse 1 or 2 times to combine.
  2. Divide strawberry mixture among 12 cocktail glasses. Fill with ice; top with club soda. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry-Basil Refresher in Simple & Delicious June/July 2016

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