Easy Homemade Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

Looking for a little something different for a delicious mocktail for your DD’s. Give this easy homemade strawberry basil lemonade a try. So refreshing.



Easy Homemade Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Course: Beverages, mocktail
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, BBQ, Summer
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 114 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

I love strawberry lemonade, but when I'm looking for something different I love to add basil for a little more sophisticated flavor.  This makes a great mocktail for your designated drivers and a great mixer for vodka.



  • 1 cup lemon juice Approx. 6 lemons
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 to 6 cups cold water
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves


  1. Juice the lemons, you will want about 1 cup of lemon juice. Strain the juice if you prefer pulp-free lemonade.
  2. Prepare simple syrup using 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring the water and sugar to a boil, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.  ** If you need to make this quickly or just don't want to wait for the syrup to cool combine the water and sugar in a container with a lid and shake vigorously until sugar has dissolved.
  3. Combine lemon juice and simple syrup and allow the lemon and sugar combination to cool.
  4. **Adjust the proportions of lemon juice to simple syrup to change the sweetness or tartness of the lemonade to suit your preference.
  5. Cut strawberries into quarters and place in a food processor with basil and 1/4 cup lemon simple syrup and puree until smooth.

  6. Add 4 cups of cold water to the pitcher, mix well
  7. Taste lemonade and add more water until you reach the desired sweet-tart balance.
  8. Place strawberry basil puree in a large pitcher.

  9. Add 4 cups of cold water and the remaining lemon simple syrup.  Add more cold water as desired.

  10. Serve over ice.

Recipe Notes

Sit Back and Enjoy!

More Flavors Lemonade Flavors to Try.

This also makes a great cocktail, add a little vodka for a grown-up lemonade.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Strawberry Basil Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 86mg2%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Sugar 27g30%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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