Orange Basil Bellini

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 serving
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 orange
  • 1 (1 liter) bottle sparkling water or seltzer
  • 1 bottle prosecco (optional)
Directions

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, add the water and sugar and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat, add the basil, and let cool. Strain out the basil and refrigerate until ready to use. Syrup will last up to 2 weeks in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Slice 1/4-inch thick slice from the center of the orange. Slice that into quarters and set aside for garnish. Squeeze the juice from the 2 remaining halves into a bowl.

Pour 1 tablespoon orange juice and 1 tablespoon basil simple syrup into a champagne flute. For a mocktail, top with sparkling water. For a cocktail, add about 1/2 cup prosecco per glass and a splash of sparkling water. Garnish with a slice of orange and a basil leaf.


CATEGORIES:
View All

More Recipes and Ideas
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Loading review filters...
BROWSE REVIEWS BY KEYWORD

    This recipe is featured in:

    Summer Drinks & Cocktail Recipes