Cranberry Basil Spritzer Recipe (from CountryLiving)
You know we are all about helping you look like a superstar! Well this is not paper related but certainly appropriate for the holidays. I made this recipe for our Christmas Open House and Birthday Bash and many of you raved about it so I thought I would share. It is so festive looking for the holidays PLUS the flavour is fabulous. Enjoy!
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a boil. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add 1/2 cup basil leaves, remove pan from heat and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain syrup and let cool for at least 1 hour. In a large pitcher, combine syrup, 2 cups unsweetened cranberry juice and 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes). Fill pitcher with 1 litre chilled club soda, then add 4 lime slices, 1 cup fresh cranberries and 1/2 cup basil leaves. To serve, pour spritzers over ice and top with a splash more of club soda and garnish with basil.
Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday and only the best in 2018. Let's make it the best year yet!