Basil Lemonade

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The refreshing flavors of lemon and basil just collided in your new favorite summer beverage!

I’m so excited to have our friends from Southern Living jumping over to visit with us again today!  Be sure to click over to my post there to read about how Jack said the word lemonade when he was little.  🙂

The refreshing flavors of lemon and basil just collided in your new favorite summer beverage!

This recipe is seriously so easy and only calls for 4 ingredients.  The hardest parts are juicing the lemons and muddling the basil and sugar together.  And though there’s some effort involved in juicing 6 to 8 lemons, it’s absolutely worth it.

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The refreshing flavors of lemon and basil just collided in your new favorite summer beverage!

If you love lemonade and the fresh taste of basil, I bet you’re going to love this incredibly refreshing combo.  It’s my absolute favorite summer time drink.  And just so you know, this recipe makes some mean lemonade even without the basil… if that’s more your speed.  Y’all enjoy!

The refreshing flavors of lemon and basil just collided in your new favorite summer beverage!

Basil Lemonade
 
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Serves: About 2 quarts
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed basil leaves
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 1½ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (6 to 8 lemons)
Instructions
  1. In a medium sauce pan, muddle the sugar and basil together with a wooden spoon. Add 2 cups of water and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until all of the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow the basil to steep in the syrup until cool. Once cool strain the simple syrup into a pitcher. Add 4 cups of water and the lemon juice. Stir well. Serve over ice with a garnish of basil and lemon.

 

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  1. I’ve only recently come to love ‘proper’ lemonade. Growing up in England our lemonade was mostly a lemon flavored soda and did not have the sour greatness of fresh lemonade.

    This recipe will for sure be used soon

    Amy | http://bucketloadofjoy.com

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