Bethy's Cucumber Basil Lemonade


I make this refreshing lemonade all summer long. It goes great at any picnic!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 8 cups cold water, divided

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ cups lemon juice

  • ½ cucumber, thinly sliced

  • 10 fresh basil leaves, torn


  1. Combine 1 cup water and sugar together in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and cool syrup to room temperature.

  2. Stir syrup, remaining water, lemon juice, cucumber, and basil together in a pitcher; chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

110 Calories
29g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 110
% Daily Value *
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 22mg 108%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 80mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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