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Basil Lemonade

Once you try this lemonade, you’ll never be satisfied with regular lemonade again!

Source: Farmer Brown's (Entered by Ann Brown)
Serves: 16 servings

1 cup sugar (or Splenda)
1 cup basil leaves (fresh)      View Available Products
1 1/2 cups water
16 cups lemonade

Step by Step Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, bring the sugar and 1 1/2 cups cold water to a simmer.
  2. Cook, without stirring, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat add the basil, and let cool to room temperature.
  4. Strain the syrup into a resealable container and discard the solids.
  5. Pour 1 tablespoon of the basil syrup into each of 8 ice-filled glasses, then fill with lemonade.
  6. (You can cover and refrigerate the remaining syrup for up to 2 weeks.)
  7. Tip: You can add a splash of basil-infused syrup to any summery drink, whether ginger ale, iced tea, mineral water, or sparkling wine (such as Prosecco).
  8. I like to double this recipe and freeze the basil syrup in ice cube trays. After frozen, remove the cubes and store in a plastic bag in the freezer.


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