Fizzy Blueberry Basil Punch
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Serves: 6-8
To me, a party isn’t a party without something bubbly. Whether those bubbles come from seltzer water or sparkling wine doesn’t matter -- just bring on the fizz. This blueberry basil punch is a perfect from-scratch drink that will wow your guests, and they’ll never guess how easy it is to throw together. Bonus? Everything can be made ahead of time!
  • 1 lb. blueberries
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup basil
  • Juice of two limes
  • 1 liter club soda for non-alcoholic version
  • ½ cup vodka for alcohol version
  • 1 bottle champagne for alcohol version
  1. Add the blueberries, basil, water and sugar to a medium saucepan and stir. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Push the mixture through a sieve and into a pitcher. Add lime juice and vodka if you're using them. Chill in the fridge until cool, about 45 minutes.
  3. Add sparkling wine or club soda right before serving.
  4. Garnish with extra blueberries, lime or basil.
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