So here's recipe # 1 of what we made during our cooking session at Oster Kitchen Conversations with Patty Laurel-Filart and Sinfully Sabrina.
It's a very refreshing drink called Calamani-Basil Slush. It has all the makings of a mojito minus the alcohol so it's great for kids too!
Calamansi Basil Slush
- 2 cup sugar
- 4 cups water, divided
- 1 cup Calamansi juice
- Fresh basil leaves
- Make the basil syrup. Combine the sugar and 2 cups of water in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer over low heat to dissolve sugar. Once the sugar is completely dissolved add a handful of basil leaves, remove from heat to cool. After 5 minutes, remove basil leaves and let the syrup cool. Refrigerate.
- Blend ice, 2 cups basil syrup, 2 cups water and 1 cup calamansi juice.
- Serve in individual glasses and garnish with calamansi slices and basil chiffonade