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Basil, Blueberry, Orange Punch

Serves 4.

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    Basil, Blueberry, Orange Punch

    Fresh basil lends its distinctive bold flavour to this refreshing beverage.

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    Basil is a warm-weather herb that can quickly turn black when exposed to the cold air in your refrigerator. Protect basil from spoilage by loosely wrapping it in a dishcloth and storing it in your crisper.

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    Basil, Blueberry, Orange Punch

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup (250 mL) blueberries
    • 2 medium oranges, sliced
    • 12 basil leaves
    • 6 cups (1.5 L) filtered water

    Directions

    01

    Place blueberries and orange slices in large pitcher. Lightly press down on fruit with wooden spoon to release flavour and juice.

    02

    Bruise basil slightly by rubbing leaves between thumb and index finger. Add bruised leaves to pitcher and pour water over top.

    03

    Chill infusion in refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours before serving.

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