Sweet Basil Lemonade

Sweet Basil Lemonade

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Sweet Basil carries a spicy blend of clove, anise and cinnamon, with a hint of citrus and camphor.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 250 kcal


  • 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.
  • Very tasty!
Keyword Sweet Basil Lemonade