Basil Lemonade

Total Time
35 mins
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a pleasant variation of this favorite summertime drink. prep time does not include the chilling time.

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  1. Heat together the water, basil, vanilla bean and sugar in a large saucepan. When it just comes to a simmer, put on a tight fitting lid, remove from the heat and set aside to steep for 20 minutes.
  2. Strain, add the lemon juice, and chill.
  3. Do not scrape the vanilla bean. Set it aside to dry and store to reuse the next time.
  4. Divide the lemonade among 4 - 6 tall, ice filled glasses and garnish with the lemon wedges and basil sprigs.