Basil lemonade is a sweet tart, herbaceous, and refreshing summer drink! It’s easy to make with a quick infused syrup.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup basil leaves, tightly packed
- 1 ½ cups fresh squeezed lemon juice (7 to 8 large lemons)*
- 7 cups water, divided
- Add the sugar and 1 cup water to a small saucepan and heat until a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil leaves. Allow to steep until syrup is room temperature, about 30 minutes.*
- Strain out the basil leaves, then add the basil syrup to a large pitcher with 6 cups cold water and the lemon juice. Add ice and serve.
*Or, make a variation by the glass. Make the basil syrup and refrigerate leftovers. To make the lemonade by the glass, use 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 3 tablespoons basil syrup, and 1 cup cold water. Add ice and serve!
- Category: Drink
- Method: No Cook
- Cuisine: Lemonade
- Diet: Vegan
Keywords: Basil lemonade