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.
- 2 cups lemon juice, about 12 to 15 lemons
- 2 cups sparkling water
- basil, for garnish
Basil Simple Syrup (use 2 cups)
- 1 bunch fresh basil, washed and stemmed
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 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.
- 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.