basil infused lemonade

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photograph by Melissa Placzek

Did I mention that I’m officially done with winter?

I decided to make up some of my basil lemonade to prove that I mean business…

It’s lemony and sweet-tart with the refreshing flavor of fresh basil.

If you’re officially done with winter too…

You’ll need:

~Basil Infused Lemonade~

Juice of 5 large lemons

1/2 cup sugar

1 quart water

fresh basil

Muddle the fresh basil in 4 lowball glasses. Add ice if you like. Combine lemon juice and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add the water and adjust sweetness and strength of lemonade to your liking. Pour over the muddled basil. This makes a beautiful cocktail too…simply add a splash or two of good vodka…I like Stoli.

Breathe deep…

think “summery” thoughts

and enjoy!




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  4 comments for “basil infused lemonade

  1. Kimber Dunn
    March 15, 2011 at 9:26 am

    WOW, that looks delicious!! Can’t wait to serve this on one of my hot summer friday night driveway sessions with the neighbors!!

  2. Melissa
    March 15, 2011 at 9:45 am

    sipped some last night and almost convinced myself that summer had arrived 😉

  3. March 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    wow, basil? i’ll have to try it, as i have two herb pots of basil growing 🙂

  4. Melissa
    March 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    It’s amazing! Enjoy!

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