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Basil Lemonade

Published Monday, 12 October, 2015 by Jason Radke

Very refreshing for a hot summer day! By ChameleonJohn / Serves: 8


  • 1cup sugar
  • 1cup fresh basil leaves plus 8 sprigs for garnishing
  • 8cups lemonade


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.

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

Pour 2 to 3 teaspoons of the basil syrup into each of 8 ice-filled glasses, then fill with lemonade. Garnish with an additional sprig of basil.

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