Basil Lemonade

Makes 4 drinks.
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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 cup sugar
2 cups water
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil
6-8 big slices of lemon peel

Basil Lemonade:

1 part basil simple syrup
1 part fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 part water


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.