Basil Lemonade

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 148 calories
    • Calories 0 calories from fat
    • Fat 0 g
    • Sat Fat 0 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 1 mg
    • Protein 1 g
    • Carbohydrate 38 g
    • Sugar 13 g
    • Fiber 0 g

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. (You can cover and refrigerate the remaining syrup for up to 2 weeks.)

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 cup sugar
  2. Check 1 cup fresh basil leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnishing
  3. Check 8 cups lemonade

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Remove from heat, add the basil, and let cool to room temperature. Strain the syrup into a resealable container and discard the solids.
  3. 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. (You can cover and refrigerate the remaining syrup for up to 2 weeks.)