How to Make Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Quench your thirst with this refreshing strawberry basil lemonade. This unique twist on a classic summer beverage combines the sweet juiciness of ripe strawberries, the herbal freshness of fragrant basil leaves, and the zesty tang of lemons. The result is a vibrant drink that captures the essence of summer in every sip.

– granulated sugar – ripe strawberries, stems removed and sliced in half – basil leaves – freshly squeezed lemon juice

Ingredients Needed

Into a medium saucepan, pour 2 cups of water and granulated sugar. Using a whisk, give it a couple of stirs. Bring sugar mixture to a boil over medium heat, whisking frequently, until sugar is completely dissolved, about 5-7 minutes. Pour syrup into a medium bowl and cool for 30 minutes.

Recipe Instructions

Into a food processor or blender, add sliced strawberries and basil. Blend until completely smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides with a rubber spatula. Strain pureed mixture with a fine mesh strainer.

Recipe Instructions

Into a large pitcher, pour simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, 6 cups of water, and strawberry-basil puree. Use a large spoon to combine well.

Recipe Instructions

Fill 6 glasses with ice cubes and pour lemonade into glasses. Garnish with sliced lemons, sliced strawberries, or basil leaves. Or, chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Recipe Instructions

Use fresh lemon juice. Using freshly squeezed lemon juice is paramount when it comes to making the perfect lemonade. The bright, tangy flavor and vibrant aroma of fresh lemons elevate the taste of the lemonade to a whole new level.

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