Rating: 3.5 stars
157 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 5 star values: 38
Kate Merker

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Credit: Ngoc Minh Ngo

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Yield:
Serves 8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.)

Nutrition Facts

148 calories; sodium 1mg; carbohydrates 38g; sugars 13g; protein 1g.
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