Basil Lemonade

Serving Size
1 c
Number of Servings
      • 4  cups  water
      • 1/2  cup  fresh lemon juice
      • 1/2  cup  loosely packed purple basil leaves (about 1/4 ounce)
      • 6  tablespoons  sugar
      • 4  cups  ice
      • 4  purple basil sprigs


Combine 4 cups water and juice in a large bowl. Place 1/2 cup basil and sugar in a mortar; pound with pestle until a paste forms (or use a food processor with ½ cup water) . Add sugar mixture to juice mixture; stir until sugar dissolves. Strain mixture through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids. Place 1 cup ice in each of 4 glasses. Pour about 1 cup lemonade into each glass; garnish each serving with 1 basil sprig.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 82; Fat: 0.0g; Protein: 0.3g; Carbohydrate: 21.6g; Fiber: 0.4g; Cholesterol: 0.0mg; Iron: 0.2mg; Sodium: 5mg

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