Drinks | June 15, 2018

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 ┬ábasil. then you die inside of amazingness from this drink.

glasses of strawberry basil lemonade on tray

I served this at a few different parties, ALL of parties my friends have devoured this drink! Let me show you how easy it is to make. Best part is you a can make it ahead of time!

glasses of strawberry basil lemonade with fresh strawberries, lemon and basil

How to make Strawberry Lemonade Syrup

FIRST:  to start this recipe you need to make a strawberry syrup. Use FRESH strawberries and FRESHLY squeezed lemons.

ingredients for Strawberry Basil Lemonade: fresh strawberries, basil and lemons

In a small sauce pan place your rinsed strawberry, lemon juice water and sugar.

fresh strawberries and lemon zest in a sauce pan surrounded by halved lemons

Bring it to a boil, and let simmer until the strawberries are dissolving. Strain the strawberry syrup when it has cooled to get the seeds and clumps out.

strawberry sauce with a wooden spoon in a sauce pan

How to make strawberry basil lemonade

You next step will depend on how you want to serve it. You can mix it ahead of time with cold water, or serve it at the party with chilled sparkling water. I prefer to use cold water and let the basil and mixture marry together.

overhead shot of Strawberry Basil Lemonade

  1. add in your strawberry syrup.
  2. add in fresh chopped basil.
  3. Mix with ice cold water. (sparkling water is so fun too!)
  4. Allow drink to rest and the basil flavors to mix and marry.

glasses of strawberry basil lemonade on tray

HOW TO SERVE

There are two ways to serve this strawberry basil lemonade.

  1. Mix syrup with cold water in 2 liter pitcher and let chill in fridge until ready to serve. Basically like every lemonade :)
  2. Serve with sparkling water! To do this so the sparkling water does not go flat leave syrup separate in fridge. When serving add a few TBS of syrup to cup and fill reminder with ice cold sparkling water.

For either option its great to add a fun straws, lemons and strawberries for garnish!

Try our other lemonade recipes!! Click here to see them all!

 

glasses of strawberry basil lemonade with fresh strawberries to the side

5 from 2 votes
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: 222 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
  • cold sparkling water
Instructions
  1. In a sauce pan combine water and sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar.

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

  3. Let it come to room temp. 

  4. When cool transfer strawberries to blender and blend till smooth. Strain out seed or clumps. Add lemon juice and basil. Place in fridge and allow to cool and flavors to marry. This is your strawberry basil syrup. 

  5. There are two ways to serve this strawberry basil lemonade. 

    1.Mix syrup with cold water in 2 liter pitcher and let chill in fridge until ready to serve. Basically like every lemonade :) 

    2.Serve with sparkling water! To do this so the sparkling water does not go flat leave syrup separate in fridge. When serving add a few TBS of syrup to cup and fill reminder with ice cold sparkling water. 

  6. For either option its great to add a fun straws, lemons and strawberries for garnish!
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Basil Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222
% Daily Value*
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 136mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 53g
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 63%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 1.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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