Summer favorite that can easily be translated into freezer pops. Fresh mint leaves could also be used instead of basil.
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
2 cups fresh basil
2 cups blueberries
1/2 cup water
2 Tab lemon juice
4 cups carbonated sparkling water
Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir the sugar & basil into the water & return to a boil; cook at a boil for 10 minutes & immediately remove from heat. Chill in refrigerator until slightly cooled, about 10 minutes.
Blend the blueberries, 1/2 cup water, and the lemon juice in a blender until smooth; pour into a pitcher. Remove the basil leaves from the simple syrup mixture; discard the basil. Stir the syrup into the blueberry mixture. Add the carbonated water to the mixture & stir gently.