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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 5mg0%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 53g59%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 52mg63%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.