Spicy Lemon Refresher

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 3 minutes

Yields: 2 servings

Course: Drinks



1 ½ cup Crystal Geyser Lemon Sparkling Water

1 lemon (cut into wedges)

5-10 fresh basil leaves

1 serrano or jalapeno pepper (cut into half and de-seeded)

¼ cup water

¼ cup sugar

Ice cubes

2 oz bourbon (optional)*



  1. In a medium saucepan combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil, add basil leaves, stirring, until sugar has dissolved for 2 minutes. Allow to cool. Set aside the basil syrup.
  2. In a mixing glass, add the pepper, 4-5 lemon wedges, 4-5 basil leaves along with 4 ounces of basil syrup and muddle until the juices are extracted from the pepper and lemon.
  3. In a two tall glass, add ice cubes, strain the muddled mixture over ice to each glass.
  4. Fill each glass with Crystal Geyser Lemon Sparkling Water, garnish with basil leaves, lemon slices and whole chili and serve immediately.

Recipe notes

  • Add 2oz bourbon to this drink to make it as alcoholic version.
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