Happy National Lemonade day, y’all! Did you know that was today?! I had no idea up until a few months ago, but it goes great with summer, because lemonade is the perfect summer beverage! I have been experimenting all summer with fun drinks, and this one is one of the best! I’ve been growing fresh herbs in my garden, so I have been infusing them into drinks and different recipes, and it’s always so delicious. Recently I made a Lemon Rosemary Iced Tea Margarita, and they were delicious….
Then, I shared how to make a super simple Basil Simple Syrup (which you will use in this recipe)….
So, if you are looking for a creative and delicious way to use up some of that fresh basil, this recipe is for you. Also, making homemade lemonade is SO super easy…and way way tastier than the store bought/concentrate kind. Please, do yourself a favor and make some homemade lemonade right now!
What you need:
6 lemons, juiced (rolling the lemons between your counter and hand will help get a lot of extra juice out)
1 cup sugar
6 cups water
1/4 cup basil simple syrup (recipe here)
extra basil and lemon wedges for garnish
What to do:
In a large pitcher combine the lemon juice, sugar, water, and basil simple syrup. Add a couple handfuls of ice and stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate and serve with ice and basil and lemon slices for garnish. Enjoy!
(scroll all the way down for printable recipe)
This recipe could also be made with alcohol if you are into that….add a splash of vodka for a boozy treat!
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