Basil Lemonade

Recipe by Hey Jude
READY IN: 10mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a 1 1/2 to 2 Qt glass bowl, combine basil leaves and sugar.
  • With a wooden spoon, crush leaves with sugar until thoroughly bruised;
  • add water and lemon juice,
  • Stir until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes;
  • Taste and add more sugar if desired.
  • Pour through a strainer into ice-filled glasses.
  • Garnish with sprigs of fresh basil.
  • *Note:The type of basil you use will contribute to the'personality' of this drink.
  • Dark purple basil tints the lemonade pink and has a milder flavor than green varieties.
  • Lemon basil adds a lemon-drop essence.
  • Cinnamon and Thai basils make this more spicy.
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