Cherry Lime Basil Soda

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Serves: 4


  • 2 cups (132 grams) fresh cherries, pitted
  • 2 freshly squeezed juicy limes
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • 4 basil leaves
  • Freshly opened bottle of seltzer


  1. Add the cherries, lime juice, and simple syrup to a blender. Blend until very smooth.
  2. Set a strainer over a jar, and pour the cherry mixture through. You can use a spoon to stir it around in the strainer, but don’t press the pulp, down. You should about 1 cup of cherry lime juice when you’re done.
  3. Set up 4 rocks glasses. Add a basil leaf to the bottom of each one, then fill with ice. Give the glass a few shakes to bruise the basil, and release its essence.
  4. Pour a ½ cup of seltzer into each glass. Add ¼ cup of cherry juice. Stir gently to mix the soda. Serve immediately.