- 2 lbs. fresh strawberries, purÃ©ed
- 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Zest and juice of one lemon
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup of fresh basil
Bring strawberry purÃ©e, sugar, water and lemon juice and zest to a boil. Reduce to simmer, add basil and vinegar. Simmer for 20 minutes, cool to room temperature then filter through a fine-mesh strainer.
For a pickpocket soda add 1 1/2 oz. of syrup to 4-5 oz. of soda water. Garnish with a basil sprig.