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Basil Lemonade

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"I tweaked this recipe it to make a refreshing drink. I love basil and this recipe has a wonderful basil-infused flavor. Delicious on a warm day or with grilled chicken. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh basil and lemon slices."
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8 h 10 m servings 89
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Stir water, lemonade, sugar, and lime juice together in a pitcher. Add 1/2 cup basil leaves, stir to combine, cover the pitcher, and refrigerate until flavors combine, 8 hours to overnight. Remove basil leaves and discard.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Add or subtract the preferred amount of lemonade concentrate for stronger or weaker lemonade flavor. Substitute bottled lime juice for fresh lime juice.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 89 calories; 0.1 23.2 0.2 0 9 Full nutrition

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My family loves this refreshing drink! I use Splenda instead of sugar and perhaps a bit extra basil.

A little on the sweet side for us so I'd most likely eliminate the sugar if using the concentrate. We enjoyed the subtle basil flavor which partners well with the lemon. I make freshly-squeeze...

it was too sweet as written and not enough basil flavor. i made it again and instead of steeping the basil leaves in there, I made the lemonade from concentrate without the sugar or the lime jui...

Was very strong, so will use about 3/4 the concentrate next time

This was great! I didn't use the recipe but instead bought lemonade like the iced tea packages and put in two basil leaves in a bottle. Great thirst quencher after a walk.

My friends loved this. I was hoping it would taste more like basil. Still, it was an elegant and refreshing drink for our annual basil banquet (when 3-4 cooks prepare several recipes with basi...

I made this and it was fantastic. I never added any sugar. it was great!!!! 5/5

I will never make plain lemonade again. I have an abundance of basil in my garden, so I add it wherever I can. This adds a very refreshing finish to the lemonade.