We are camp hosting at Millerton Lake for the Summer and it's so hot I saw two trees fightin' over a dog. It's 112 degrees outside and humid as well. This is my go to summer mix to keep everyone cool. It's a few simple things to keep on hand and mix whatever you like. Here's the basics you need and the recipe for this yummy blend pictured above.
1 Cup of Sugar
1 Cup of Water
* Bring this mixture to a boil and shut it off as soon as it does start to boil. Let it cool and keep it in a jar in the refrigerator for up to a month.
Strawberry Lime and Basil Refresher
16 Ounce Glass
2 Sliced Strawberries
3 Fresh Basil Leaves Torn (releases flavor)
3 Lime Slices
1/4 Cup of Simple Syrup
Club Soda to Finish Filling The Glass
In the glass place the strawberries, lime slices, basil and simple syrup. Use a spoon and mash it around a bit in the glass. Fill the remaining space in the glass with ice and pour club soda over the top. Give it a stir and serve. I guarantee you will make bunches of these. You can make it with any combination of fruit and herbs. Get creative and share a few Mason Jars full of these with friends. My loved ones always smile when they see me bringing them one.