Basil Raspberry Lemonade
Makes 1 Pitcher
1 cup Lemon Juice
1/2 cup Sugar
8oz Fresh Raspberries
12-14 Fresh Basil Leaves
4-6 tbsp Vine-Ripened Raspberry Balsamic
6 cups Sparkling Water
Muddle first 5 ingredients in a large pitcher or bowl and let sit for 20 minutes to let the sugar dissolve.
Strain thru a fine mesh strainer to remove the raspberry seeds and basil leaves. Using a spatula, press all the liquid through and then toss the seeds.
When ready to serve, put the balsamic mix in a pitcher and top with sparkling water.
Serve over ice with a lemon wedge and basil leaf.