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

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 114kcal
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.
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Juice the lemons, you will want about 1 cup of lemon juice. Strain the juice if you prefer pulp-free lemonade.
  • 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.
  • Combine lemon juice and simple syrup and allow the lemon and sugar combination to cool.
  • **Adjust the proportions of lemon juice to simple syrup to change the sweetness or tartness of the lemonade to suit your preference.
  • Cut strawberries into quarters and place in a food processor with basil and 1/4 cup lemon simple syrup and puree until smooth.
  • Add 4 cups of cold water to the pitcher, mix well
  • Taste lemonade and add more water until you reach the desired sweet-tart balance.
  • Place strawberry basil puree in a large pitcher.
  • Add 4 cups of cold water and the remaining lemon simple syrup.  Add more cold water as desired.
  • Serve over ice.

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

Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 86mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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