Sweet Basil Lemonade
Sweet Basil carries a spicy blend of clove, anise and cinnamon, with a hint of citrus and camphor.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 2 cups ice
- 3 cups cold water
- 1/2 ounce container of fresh frozen Lemonade (thawed)
Bring to a boil in a small saucepan 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar-boil over medium heat.
Once the sugar has dissolved-let stand about 5 minutes.
Remove pan from heat and add 1 cup freshly cut basil leaves. Cover and let sit for about 30 minutes.
Fill pitcher with 2 cups ice; while straining the sugar syrup into the pitcher, pick out the basil leaves and discard.
Then, stir in 3 cups water and the thawed fresh frozen lemon juice.
This recipe makes approximately 7 cups, and is a surprising addition to our herb recipes.