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Basil Lemonade

Basil Lemonade
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Ingredients

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.)
By August, 2006

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 148Calories From Fat 0%
  • Fat 0g
  • Sat Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 1mg
  • Carbohydrate 38g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 13g
  • Protein 1g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Iced Green Tea With Ginger and Mint
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).

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