1 Cup of Sugar

1 TBSP Lime Zest, plus one cup fresh Lime Juice

1/4 Cup fresh Basil Leaves, tightly packed

1 Medium Cucumber (English pref), halved and thinly sliced

2 Cups chilled Sparkling Water

 

In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, lime zest and 1 cup of water to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly