Add the Cosmic Crisp® apples, honey, mint and basil to a blender. Pour in the water. Blend very well, about 45 seconds-1 minute.
Fill a 4- or 5-quart pitcher halfway with ice. Place a strainer over the pitcher and pour in the juice from the blender. Using a rubber scraper, press down on the solids to capture all the juice. Discard the remaining solids.
Add the lemon juice and the seltzer to the pitcher. Stir well with a wooden spoon. Add the Cosmic Crisp® apple and lemon slices. Garnish with sprigs of basil and mint.
- 2 Cosmic Crisp® apples, skin on, cored & cut into small pieces
- ½ cup honey (or more to taste)
- 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, packed
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, packed
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1¼ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 10-12 thin slices of Cosmic Crisp® apple
- 6-8 thin slices of lemon
- 2-3 cups seltzer water