Refreshing Basil Lemonade
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 8

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  • 1¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 8 cups filtered water, divided
  • 1½ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 small bunch basil, leaves separated
  • 4 cups ice
  • 1 lemon, cut into 4 slices, then each slice cut in half crosswise

  1. Place the sugar and 2 cups of the water in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Heat the water, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Transfer the sugar water to a 2-quart pitcher along with the remaining 6 cups of water, lemon juice, and basil leaves.
  4. Stir well to combine, then place the pitcher in the refrigerator for 1 hour to allow the basil to marinate in the lemonade.
  5. When ready to serve, place ½ cup of ice in 8 glasses and pour in the lemonade.
  6. Garnish each glass with a lemon slice, then serve.Refreshing Basil Lemonade


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