Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberry basil lemonade may strike you as uncommon, but it offers a unique flavor experience. The initial sip is a delightful blend of sweet strawberry and lemon. Sparkling water adds effervescence, followed by the invigorating taste of fresh basil. This drink is simply amazing.

Ingredients – 2 cups strawberries  – ¼ cup basil chopped – 1.5 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice – 1.5 cup sugar – 2 cups water – 5-6 cups cold sparkling water

1. In a saucepan, combine equal parts water and sugar. 2. Heat mixture, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. 3. Once dissolved, remove from heat and allow mixture to cool. 4. Once syrup has cooled, transfer to container and store in refrigerator. 

1. In a blender add strawberries. 2. Now add your basil.  3. Blend. 4. Continue blending until completely smooth.

1. In a large pitcher add strawberry basil mixture. 2. Add your simple syrup. 3. Add water. 4. Stir to combine and serve over ice.

Add fun straws, lemons, basil, and strawberries for garnish. Enjoy! 

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