Brown Sugar Basil Lemon Soda

Basil Brown Sugar Lemon Soda

This brown sugar basil lemon soda is so refreshing! I drained a few glasses in one sitting on a hot afternoon!

1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Handful basil leaves sliced
Ice
Soda

  1. Squeeze the lemon in a glass and add the brown sugar and basil leaves. Mash with a muddlerif you have one, or any kind of stick you might have in the kitchen. I used the wooden reamerthat I used to squeeze the lemon.
  2. Add ice and soda to the glass and stir!

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