Posted by alisamanjarrez on Jun 03, 2010
Basil lemonade is refreshingly delicious and a great alternate to adding mint to your lemonade. Making the basil simple syrup really is simple, and can be used in other drinks to add a special Italian flair. You can opt to use regular water with this recipe, but it tastes so much better with sparkling water. Depending on the tartness of your lemons, I'd recommend keeping a little extra sparkling water & simple syrup on hand so you can taste as you go. Enjoy!
For Basil Simple Syrup:
Basil Simple Syrup:
In a saucepan combine basil, sugar, and water and simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 5 minutes. Cool, strain the simple syrup, and store in the refrigerator.
Mix lemon juice, Basil Simple Syrup, and water together in a pitcher. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Pour over ice filled glasses and garnish with a lemon twist.