Basil Lemonade



Step 1:

  • In a small saucepan, over medium heat, bring the sugar and 1 1/2 cups cold water to a simmer. Cook, without stirring, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • Step 2:

  • Remove from heat, add the basil, and let cool to room temperature. Strain the syrup into a resealable container and discard the solids.
  • Step 3:

  • Pour 2 to 3 teaspoons of the basil syrup into each of 8 ice-filled glasses, then fill with lemonade.
  • Step 4:

  • Garnish with an additional sprig of basil.