Strawberry Basil Lime Coolers
Do you like how I’m trying to make fruit infused water sound fancy by calling it a cooler? I think it’s just too pretty to be titled Fruit Infused Water, meh.
If you’re wondering what meh is, it’s something I do when I imitate boring and/or grumpy things. I just add it to the end of whatever I’m saying in the most annoying tone possible. I’m almost one hundred percent confident that’s the reason Brandon married me. He loves my meh.
So how do you feel about the strawberry basil combo? This is the first time I’ve tried it and I am definitely a fan. Even if it’s just water, the flavors are so refreshing together.
I added a little fresh lime juice to give it a subtle citrus kick and used soda water to jazz it up with a little fizz.
You could make it extra jazzy by adding some vodka OR you could go big and make Julia’s strawberry basil kombucha. Yeah, I need to get around to that pronto.
In the meantime, these coolers are a quick and easy option to have on hand for a refreshing drink. They’ll keep you nice and hydrated while your hanging out at home or at a barbeque with friends.
I only let the fruit infuse for a few hours before taking pictures but I recommend letting it sit for at least eight hours. It eventually turns a light shade of pink and the strawberry flavor really starts to shine. Mmm mmm good. Cheers to summertime!
Strawberry Basil Lime Coolers
Yield: 64 ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes (plus time for fruit to infuse)
- 16 ounces filtered water
- 16 ounces soda water
- 1/2 pint of strawberries (about 8)
- 8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 2 limes
- ice for serving
Fill a 32-ounce with 16 ounces filtered water then add the strawberries and chopped basil. Squeeze the juice of one lime into the pitcher and then slice the other and place it in the water. Allow the fruit to sit in the water for at least 8 hours. The longer you allow the fruit to infuse the water, the stronger the flavor will be.
When ready to serve, add the soda water then serve in glasses over ice and enjoy!
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
These look so refreshing, loving strawberries so much right now.
I have never heard of basil and strawberries together, but now that you put it in pictures like that, it looks so good! :)
What a fresh drink! Love the citrus quick. Stunning photography!
This looks so amazing and refreshing! Love your pictures like always girl. I would adore making up a big pitcher of this water for entertaining!
This sounds so refreshing and tasty! Perfect for sitting out on the patio. I think I need to make this over the weekend
Oooh I wish I had this recipe a few days ago when coming up with todays post! Saving this for summer boat rides!
This sounds so good! I’d throw some vodka in there and then I’d have my next BBQ drink of choice ;-)
Ooooh…this sounds absolutely amazing and so, so refreshing for summer! I definitely need to give this a try!
Girllll I have a recipe similar to this coming up next week! The strawberry basil combo sounds awesome and I’ll have to give it a try. Also, I’m a “meh”-er as well.
I am in love with strawberry + basil combo! Also, I do the “meh” too :)
This is SO pretty and it sounds absolutely perfect for Summer!
I agree – these are soo pretty! I am definitely a fan of the strawberry / basil thing … I need to make me some coolers asap!
And I love the meh. : )
Yum!! I had a strawberry basil mojito once, and it was fabulous! This recipe is right up my alley.
YES to infused water and YES to strawberry basil! My friends have been doing the cucumber/mint/lemon combo and I feel like I definitely need to get on board with this. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks so much for sharing my kombucha recipe, my dear! I just know you’d love it! xoxo
I love this! Totally making it this summer to substitute for a patio cocktail!
I can’t even tell you how good these look/sound right now! I’ve been feeling crazy thirsty lately, and nothing has been able to quench that. I think I need some “fruit infused water” to help me out ;)
I’ve had a strawberry basil margarita and it was amazing, so I’m sure I’d love this too. It’s a great flavor combo! Also, I totally say “meh” all the time. I thought that was a normal word to say…:)
Love this!! I am obsessed with infused water and the fact that you threw in some sparkling water makes it even better! love
Tis definitely the season for strawberry-infused beverages. I am a huge fan of the strawberry+basil combo. Also, I love how crisp and colorful these pictures are! Good work, lady!
I love the idea of flavored water, especially when it involves strawberries and basil! I have never put basil into a drink before, but it makes so much sense in this flavored water and sounds so refreshing! I can’t wait to sit on the deck in the summer heat while enjoying one of these :)
Anything strawberry I’m in! Gotta love fancy drinks that are easy to make. I just bought a strawberry basil Greek yogurt to try because I thought it sounded interesting.
I LOVE infused water! It makes something that’s somewhat delicious to over the top, hand-on-knee delicious.
Also, I finally got to catch up on everything and I am so in love with your wedding! Especially your dress, it’s pretty much the exact one I had in my head since I was a little girl. You did such a great job especially since you planned it across the country.
Sounds incredibly refreshing. And I’m sure it will be quite a treat with the heat that’s coming our way this summer. I haven’t tried infusing drinks before unless it was a moijto or sangria ;)
I make a drink very similar to this that calls for 75% soda water, 25% lemon-lime soda, like Sprite, and in addition to the strawberries, basil, and lime I add fresh mint leaves, too. It is super refreshing, and delicious. I am going to try skipping the Sprite now, though, and just do half water, half soda water.
Your version sounds really good! I bet the Sprite adds a nice bit of sweetness.
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