Since Basil seems to be thriving in the heat and humidity this summer, I find it necessary to use it in as many recipes as I can find! Try this special lemonade to quench your summertime thirst away. This is a favorite that has appeared on our website in the past. Always good.
See my shortcut variation below:
Combine the following and chill for 8 hours. Strain. Good for up to 3 days.
12 Cups cold water
2/ 12 oz. frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/3 Cup sugar
¼ lime juice
½-1 Cup fresh basil leaves, rubbed between your hands and torn
To serve: Place ice cubes in a tall glass and garnish with lemon slices and fresh basil springs. Purple basil or cinnamon basil can also be used.
Quick & Easy Lemon-Lime Beverage
Combine 1/52 oz. of ready prepared lemonade of your choice. Add 1/12 oz. can of frozen Limeade. Add 1/3-1/2 C sugar, 2 Cups “Bruised” Basil leaves (crush between your hands). Add water to desire. Lime juice can be added to bring out more of the lime flavor if preferred. Enjoy.