a pitcher filled with strawberry basil lemonade
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Strawberry Basil Lemonade

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This Strawberry Basil Lemonade is as refreshing as it sounds. The flavors blend together creating a burst of freshness that tastes like summertime in a glass.

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Lemonade is a classic summer drink. So classic that when I have it, I think of my childhood. Days where when you were hot from long hours of playing, nothing was more delicious then a chilled glass of it. Although in those days, you’d find the neighborhood kids lined up at a hose to quench their thirst.

My father always had those frozen concentrated lemonades for us to make up. So when the hose wouldn’t due, we would ride our bikes all the way home. I remember standing at the sink, anxiously awaiting for it to melt. These days involve filtered water with a glass for drinking versus a hose and freshly made lemonade as opposed to frozen. But nonetheless, a chilled glass of lemonade on a hot summer day is hard to beat.

What You Will Need To Make Strawberry Basil Lemonade

1 cup of fresh strawberries

1 bundle of fresh basil

5 lemons (about 1 cup of lemon juice)

6 cups of filtered watered

1 cup of organic sugar

(ice to serve) optional

ingredients for strawberry basil lemonade

Directions:

Begin by making a simple syrup by heating up 1 cup of water over medium heat. Pour in the sugar and stir until combined. Remove the mixture from the heat.

squeezing lemons for lemonade
lemons on a cutting board being sliced

Next slice the lemons in half. Squeeze the juice out either by using a manual juicer or over a mesh strainer over a bowl to catch the seeds.

Pour the lemon juice into the pitcher along with the simple syrup. Fill the pitcher with the remaining 5 cups of water and mix well.

a pitcher of lemonade being stirred

Slice the strawberries into thin slices and add them.

strawberries being sliced on a cutting board

Lastly, rough chop or tear the basil by hand to add it. Let chill for 2 hours before serving.

a pitcher of strawberry basil lemonade
strawberry basil lemonade being poured into a glass

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a pitcher filled with strawberry basil lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Yield: 7 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

a refreshing summer lemonade with sliced strawberries and crushed basil

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of organic sugar
  • 6 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 5 large lemons (1 cup of lemon juice)
  • 1 bundle of fresh basil
  • Ice to serve (optional)

Instructions

  1. Begin by making a simple syrup taking one cup of water and heating it over medium heat.
  2. Pour in the sugar and stir until combined. Remove from heat.
  3. Next slice the lemons in half. Squeeze the juice out either by using a manual juicer or over a mesh strainer over a bowl to catch the seeds.
  4. Pour the lemon juice into the pitcher along with the simple syrup and remaining 5 cups of waer. Mix well.
  5. Slice the strawberries into thin slices and add them.
  6. Lastly, rough chop or tear the basil by hand to add it.
  7. Let chill for 2 hours before serving

Notes

You May Need:

Manual juicer

drink pitcher

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 7 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g

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