Basil Lemonade

Basil Lemonade
Ngoc Minh Ngo
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preparation
15
minutes
cooking
15
minutes
Serves 8

Ingredients

1
cup
sugar
1
cup
fresh basil leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnishing
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.)
Kate Merker
July 2006

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 0 %
  • Fat 0 g
  • Sat Fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 1 mg
  • Carbohydrate 38 g
  • Fiber 0 g
  • Sugar 13 g
  • Protein 1 g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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