Basil and lemon are two summer staples, pair them together to make homemade basil lemonade. A delicious and refreshing drink for a hot summer day.
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Are you looking for a refreshing summer drink? Sweet tea and lemonade are perennial favorites. But why not branch out and try something new? Head to your garden and grab a bunch of basil and make a pitcher of homemade basil lemonade.
It is a refreshing combination that will quench your thirst on the hottest summer days. This basil lemonade can even be made into a cocktail with a shot of vodka or gin or bourbon. Just be sure to keep that separate from the lemonade for the kids.
Ingredients for Basil Lemonade
- simple syrup
How to Make Homemade Basil Lemonade
- Prepare your simple syrup and let cool.
- Muddle fresh basil in the bottom of your pitcher
- Squeeze lemons for juice
- Add lemon juice, simply syrup, water and basil to pitcher.
That is it, simple, easy and refreshing homemade basil lemonade!
Until Next Time
I hope you have a wonderful day and a beautiful summer.
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For Simple Syrup
1 cup of water
Ingredients for Lemonade
11/2– 13/4 cups of fresh squeezed lemon juice
7–9 cups of water
1 handful of fresh basil
To make Lemonade
Place 1/2 basil in the bottom of a pitcher, muddle with a muddler to break it up a little and to release the flavor, add the water, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Mix well. At this point you can let it sit for a little while to let the flavors meld or you can pour into glasses and garnish with the other half of the basil and enjoy.
You can make this as tart or as sweet as you would like by adjusting the simple syrup and the lemon juice. I personally like mine a little tart.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 5
- Category: drinks
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: lemonade, basil lemonade
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