Vanilla Bean Lemonade

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla bean paste
  • 8 cups (2 quarts) cold sparkling water
  • Crushed ice
  • Fresh basil or mint leaves, for garnish
  • Lemon slices, for garnish
  • Simple Syrup:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
Directions
  • Whisk together the lemon juice, Simple Syrup and vanilla bean paste in a large pitcher. If not serving immediately, refrigerate the pitcher.

  • To serve, add the sparkling water to the pitcher and stir to combine. Pour the lemonade into individual glasses of crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of fresh basil or mint and a lemon slice.

Simple Syrup:
  • In a small saucepan bring the sugar and water to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and cool.


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