Orange Basil Cooler

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup rinsed, lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons sugar 
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup soda water
  • sprigs of fresh basil
Method:
  • In a 1-quart glass measure or bowl, combine basil leaves and sugar. 
  • With a wooden spoon, crush leaves with the sugar until thoroughly bruised. 
  • Add orange juice and mix. Pour through a fine wire strainer into two ice-filled glasses.
  • Add soda water to each glass and mix. 
  • Garnish coolers with rinsed sprigs of fresh basil.

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