Italian Lemonade

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Chef by Chance

The basis of this recipe from Giada De laurentis' Everyday Italian though I found it too sweet for my taste and have tinkered with the ingredients. The Basil gives this an earthy flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare a basil simple syrup by combining the basil, sugar and 2 cups of water in a saucepan.
  2. Simmer for approximately 5 minutes or until the water is clear and the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Cool to room temperature or store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  4. Strain before using.
  5. Combine the lemon juice, basil simple syrup, and the 2 cups of cold water. Mix well.
  6. Add more water according to your taste.

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