- Make simple syrup - equal parts water and sugar - by heating on a stovetop, and while dissolving sugar add basil. Once sugar is dissolved and basil blanched, remove basil and pour combination into pitcher.
- Add not-quite-equal amount of lemon juice (approx 3:5 ratio)
- Add water to fill pitcher. Stir, adding lemon juice or simple syrup to taste.
- Add ice and serve.
22 July 2007
Deb's Basil Lemonade
Simple summer recipe - quite refreshing