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Orange, chilli and basil spritz recipe

Orange, chilli and basil spritz recipe

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With a hint of spice and a hit of aromatic basil, this zesty refresher is perfect for enjoying on a sunny day. If you haven't got caster sugar on hand, any sugar will do. You can also swap fresh lime juice for bottled if you prefer. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 5 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook
  • 43 calories / serving
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1⁄2 red chilli, roughly chopped
  • 30g pack fresh basil
  • 6 limes, juiced
  • ice, to serve
  • 1 orange, sliced into 6 rounds
  • 900ml soda water
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    11g 12%
  • Salt

    0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 10.8g Protein 0.4g Fibre 0.4g


  1. With a pestle and mortar, muddle together the sugar, chilli and 10g basil until smooth. Transfer to a jug and add the lime juice. Mix well and divide between 6 ice-filled glasses.
  2. Divide the orange slices between the glasses and top up each with soda water. Garnish with the remaining basil to serve.

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