Pineapple Basil

Pineapple Basil Soda

Please welcome Andrea Lynn, author of The Artisan Soda Workshop: 75 Homemade Recipes from Fountain Classics to Rhubarb Basil, Sea Salt Lime, Cold-Brew Coffee and Much Much More, who is kind enough to share with us a delightfully tropical syrup recipe that will take your plain old soda to fizztastic in no time! This summer, trade in the predictable lemonade for some exotic, refreshing pineapple basil soda.

Pineapple Basil Soda Recipe

Pineapple Basil Syrup

Yield: ½ cup

The vibrant tropical flavor of pineapple matches well with a hint of savory basil.

  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 12 to 15 basil leaves

In a medium-sized heavy pot, combine the pineapple juice and basil leaves, and bring to a boil over high heat. Let boil until reduced to ½ cup, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and use a fork to remove the basil leaves from the liquid. Let cool and then refrigerate the syrup in a covered container for up to 5 days.

To make Pineapple Basil Soda: Stir 2 tablespoons Pineapple Basil Syrup, or to taste, into 10 ounces (1¼ cups) seltzer.

Check out more of Andrea`s fab recipes in The Artisan Soda Workshop.

For more ideas on how to use basil in the kitchen, see these 16 Recipes to Use and Preserve Fresh Basil.

The Artisan Soda Workshop

Reprinted with permission from The Artisan Soda Workshop by Andrea Lynn © 2012. Published by Ulysses Press.  Photography courtesy of Ulysses Press.

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. madscar
    madscarJuly 27,13

    This is amazing!I love it:)

  2. Sophia
    SophiaAugust 10,13

    This seems really delicious! Can’t wait to try it out!

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