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Cold weather doesn’t mean letting go of every chilled beverage. This spritzer combines the tastes of the cooler season with the refreshing fizz of warmer weather drinks.

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Cal/Serv:
134

Yields:

8

Prep Time:

0

hours

15

mins

Total Time:

0

hours

40

mins

1
c.

water

1
c.

sugar

1/2
c.

basil leaves

2
c.

unsweetened cranberry juice

1/4
c.

fresh lime juice

1


liter chilled club soda

4


slice lime

1
c.

fresh cranberries

1/2
c.

basil leaves

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water and sugar to a boil. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add 1/2 cup basil leaves, remove pan from heat, and let steep for 20 minutes.
  2. Strain syrup and let cool for at least 1 hour. In a large pitcher, combine syrup, unsweetened cranberry juice, and fresh lime juice.
  3. Fill pitcher with chilled club soda, then add lime slices, fresh cranberries, and 1/2 cup basil leaves. To serve, pour spritzers over ice, top each with a splash more club soda, and garnish with basil.

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