Basil and lime spritzer

Basil and lime spritzer

Total: 45 Min. | Active: 45 Min.
vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free
Nutritional value / people: 107 kcal
, Carbohydrate: 26 g

Ingredients

4 people

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Lime syrup

4 dl water
4 limes, rinsed with hot water, dabbed dry, grated zest and juice
200 g sugar

Spritzer

2 dl water
½ bunch basil, leaves torn off
1 lime, the whole juice
ice cube
6 dl sparkling mineral water
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Utensils

4 glasses, each approx. 300 ml, One airtight bottle holding approx. 500 ml

How it's done

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Lime syrup

Bring the water to the boil with the lime zest, lime juice (approx. 150 ml) and sugar while stirring. Reduce over a medium heat to a syrupy consistency for approx. 20 mins. While still boiling hot, pour the syrup through a sieve into the clean, warmed bottle and fill to just below the rim. Seal immediately and leave to cool.

Spritzer

Blend the water with the basil until smooth, pour through a fine sieve into glasses. To each glass add 1 tbsp of syrup, lime juice and ice cubes, then top up with sparkling water.

Good to know
Shelf life: Store the lime syrup in a cool, dark place for approx. 2 months. Once opened, keep the bottle in the fridge and consume the syrup quickly.
Tip: Serve the spritzer with slices of lime and basil leaves.

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