Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This comes from Giada De Laurentis, who is probably one of my favorite celebrity chefs. This is just perfect for our hot Texas summers. Divide the pitcher into 2, 1 for the kiddos and 1 for the adults. Add a little Vodka to the adult one for a cool refreshing adult beverage.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan combine basil, sugar, and water and simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 5 minutes. Cool, strain the simple syrup, and store in the refrigerator.
  2. Mix lemon juice, Basil Simple Syrup, and water together in a pitcher. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Pour over ice filled glasses and garnish with basil.

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