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Lemon Soda

  • Author: Erin Clarkson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups of syrup 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American


Homemade Lemon Soda is super easy to make and has only four ingredients. Easy lemon soda is super refreshing.


  • 300g sugar
  • 1 cup (240ml) water
  • ½ cup (120ml) Lemon juice
  • approximately 4 cups, loosely packed, basil leaves (stems on is fine), optional

Soda water and ice to serve


  1. Place water, lemon juice and sugar into a small pot over medium heat. Heat until sugar is totally dissolved, then add basil leaves, and leave to infuse as the syrup cools. Cool completely and transfer into a bottle. 
  2. To serve, fill a glass with ice cubes. Add about a tablespoon of lemon basil syrup (you can adjust this to taste), and top up with soda water. Garnish with lemon slices and basil leaves.
  3. Store syrup in the fridge in a sealed bottle.

Keywords: Lemon Soda, lemon drink, lemon cordial