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    Basil Lemonade

    Basil Lemonade. Photo by Baby Kato

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    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    For my summer basil.

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    1. 1
      In a small saucepan, combine 2 cups water, the basil leaves, and sugar; bring to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
    2. 2
      Decrease heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes.
    4. 4
      Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a 1 ½ quart container.
    5. 5
      Add in the lemon juice, remaining 1½ cups water, and lime juice; stir until blended.
    6. 6
      Chill until very cold; serve over ice; garnish with basil sprig.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 11, 2009


      WOW! This is amazing! I was skeptical about basil and lemonade combination, but it really is good! I used a combination of three kinds of basil that I got at a local farmers market while RV'ing. The liquid was a nice shade of green, until i added the lime juice, and like a weird science experiment, it turned PINK! When i added the lemon juice it turned regular lemonade color. I subbed Splenda for the sugar. This is really refreshing and will be made again! Made for Summer Comfort Cafe 2009.

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    • on August 28, 2011


      This was a nice change from regular lemonade, I didn't add the lime juice to it. I thought it was a bit strong and diluted it with sparkling water.

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    • on March 18, 2010


      Another lovely lemonade by ratherbeswimmin. I love your recipes, girl, they never disappoint. This is a very special lemonade. Loved the flavor, spicy, tart and tangy. Who would have thought basil would be so great, not I, I am now converted. :) Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe, which I will be enjoying often this summer. Made for Top Favorites of 2009

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    Nutritional Facts for Basil Lemonade

    Serving Size: 1 (1326 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 659.0
    Calories from Fat 8
    Total Fat 0.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 31.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 173.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 157.0 g
    Protein 2.4 g

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