Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup tightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • Ice, for serving
  • Sliced lemons, for garnish
Directions

Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the sugar and stir until it dissolves. Add the strawberries and basil and continue to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let steep until completely cool. Strain the strawberry mixture and discard the solids.

In a 1-gallon container, add the lemon juice, 14 cups cold water and the strawberry basil syrup. Stir until well mixed. Pour the lemonade over a glass of ice, and top with a slice of lemon.


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