Basil Lemonade
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Recipe type: Beverage
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Serves: 6
 
Refreshing new twist on lemonade
Ingredients
  • 1 cup lemon juice, fresh(not from concentrate)
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 bottle of sparkling water, chilled
  • 2 whole lemons, thinly sliced for garnish
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish(about 12)
Instructions
  1. Place basil leaves, honey, and boiling water in a bowl. Use the back of a spoon to bruise the leaves. Cover and allow to steep and cool to room temparture.
  2. Strain the basil/honey mixture into a pitcher and add lemon juice and sparkling water.
  3. To serve, fill glasses with ice and lemon slices. Pour lemonade into glasses and garnish with a lemon slice and basil leaves.
Recipe by Shawn's Plate at http://www.shawnsplate.com/basil-lemonade/