Drinks | July 23, 2021

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade. Does that sound a little unusual to you? It is kind of different. When you first drink a sip of the lemonade you’re hit with a sweet strawberry lemonade sensation, then comes the bubbles (if you used sparkling water) and then the minty fresh basil. Then you die inside of amazingness from this drink.

WHAT IS STRAWBERRY BASIL LEMONADE?

Strawberry basil lemonade uses the same base as a classic strawberry lemonade but we add the basil for an extra flavor pop. It really enhances all the other flavors- like the sweetness, tart from the lemon and strawberry flavor.

WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE THIS LEMONADE?

A few ingredients that you will need to make strawberry basil lemonade

  • FRESH LEMON JUICE
  • SUGAR
  • WATER
  • STRAWBERRIES
  • FRESH BASIL

USE REAL LEMON JUICE NOT STORE BOUGHT

All I can say is THERE IS A DIFFERENCE. For 1.5 cups of lemon juice you will need about 6-8 large lemons.

hand squeezing a lemon over a juicer

MAKE A STRAWBERRY BASIL SIMPLE SYRUP

In a pan add your water, sugar, lemon juice, strawberries

ADD YOUR BASIL AND BRING TO A BOIL

HOW LONG DO I BOIL THE STRAWBERRIES

Boil the strawberries for 5-7 minutes. You want the strawberries nice and mushy.

Strain the strawberries and seeds from the simple syrup. I like to use a fine strainer.

ADD ICE WATER OR SPARKLING WATER

It’s best if you let the strawberry basil simple syrup come to room temperature then add your ice cold water.

MIX TOGETHER AND SERVE!

FAQ ABOUT STRAWBERRY BASIL LEMONADE

CAN I MAKE THIS AHEAD?

You can make this ahead! It’s even better if it is made a few hours before and the flavors are allowed to merry. If you are using sparking water however, I recommend just making the syrup ahead of time, keeping the sparkling water in the fridge and combining right before you are ready to serve

WHATS THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL WITH LIQUIDS?

If you are traveling with the drink I recommend not combining the strawberry basil simple syrup together with water. Place it in the fridge in an air tight container. When you arrive at your destination combine the water with the syrup.

WHAT DO I GARNISH WITH?

It’s fun to add some extra basil, strawberries or sliced lemons to the glass!

OTHER LEMONADES TO TRY!

Try some of our other lemonades!

Lavender Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

Homemade Lemonade

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5 from 3 votes
glass of red strawberry basil lemonade with lemons and strawberries as garnish
Strawberry Basil Lemonade
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Fresh, sweet, and minty strawberry basil lemonade!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy strawberry lemonade, strawberry basil lemonade
Servings: 6
Calories: 223 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 2 cups strawberries de stemmed and sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup basil chopped
  • 1.5 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1.5 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 5-6 cups cold sparkling water
Instructions
  1. In a sauce pan combine water and sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar.

  2. Over medium heat add strawberries and basil bring so a slow boil and let simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Until the strawberries are soft and syrup is thick. Strain with a fine strainer

  3. Let it come to room temp. 

  4. Add 5-6 cups of cold water or sparkling cold water.

  5. add a fun straws, lemons, basil, and strawberries for garnish!

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Basil Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 47mg2%
Potassium 144mg4%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 54g60%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 62IU1%
Vitamin C 52mg63%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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  1. This sounds amazing and I can’t wait to try it – I’m sure it will be a favorite this summer!

  2. 5 stars
    Working on this now, and I anticipate its deliciousness…but the directions in the blog differ from those in the recipe below. Blog says to add lemon juice before boil, recipe says after.