Purple Basil Lemonade

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READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    cups water
  • 12
    cup lemon juice, fresh
  • 12
    cup purple basil, leaves, loosely packed (about 1/4 oz.)
  • 6
    tablespoons sugar
  • 4
    cups ice
  • 4
    sprigs purple basil
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine water and juice in a large bowl.
  • Place 1/2 cup basil and sugar in a mortar; pound with pestle until a paste forms.
  • Add sugar mixture into juice mixture; stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Strain mixture through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids.
  • Place 1 cup of ice in each of 4 glasses.
  • Pour about 1 cup lemonade into each glass; garnish each serving with 1 basil sprig.
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