Start with fresh squeezed lemon juice, add a basil simple syrup and water and then enjoy! Perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day!
Basil Simple Syrup:
1) Add sugar and water in a medium pot along with basil and lemon rind.
2) Bring to a simmer and stir to make sure sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, cover, and let cool to room temperature which will take probably 20-30 minutes.
3) Juice fresh lemons. 1 big lemon will give you about 1/4-1/3 cup of juice so plan accordingly.
4) To make a lemonade, combine 1/2 cup of simple syrup with 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice and 1/2 cup water. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh basil leaves.