A great go-to summer lemonade recipe — the basil adds a delicious twist. The recipe is perfect for a party as you can make non-alcoholic and alcoholic versions.
- 2 cups basil lemon syrup
- 2 cups cold water
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 1 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice
- Garnish: fresh basil sprigs; lemon zest strips
Stir together all ingredients in a large pitcher, then pour into tall glasses half filled with ice.
Basil Lemon Syrup
- 4 cups packed fresh basil sprigs (top 4 inches; from a 1/2-pound bunch)
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 9 (4- by 1-inch) strips lemon zest