Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

div class="hrecipe" style="width: 500px;"img alt="Strawberry Basil Lemonade" class="photo" height="500" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-N2r0pYEJ-WE/UcbrpkwIKKI/AAAAAAAAX1U/EAYKd2jZonQ/s800/Strawberry+Basil+Lemonade+500+2414.jpg" title="Strawberry Basil Lemonade" width="333" /div class="story"br /With summer here it is time to start looking for ways to keep cool on the steadily hotter days and what better way to do so than with a cool and refreshing glass of lemonade? Instead of running out to the store to get some, how about making your own? Trust me, it's dead easy; it's simply lemons, sugar and water along with about five minutes of effort and the results are so much better than 'from concentrate'! Bored with plain old lemonade? Try adding something to it like one of the many ripe, in season summer fruits or berries like strawberries! As exciting as a fruity lemonade is how about making it even more interesting by adding a fresh herb like basil or mint? This strawberry and basil lemonade is so easy to make from scratch at home and it is sure to keep you cool, hydrated and refreshed on the hot summer days to come!br /br /Summer is going to be so good!br /br /Blueberry lemonade anyone? Blackberry? Peach? There are just too many options to choose from!br /br //div/diva href="http://www.closetcooking.com/2013/06/strawberry-basil-lemonade.html#more"Read the recipe »/a

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled
  • 1/4 cup basil (or mint)
  • 1 cup lemon juice (~4-6 lemons)
  • 1 cup simple syrup*
  • 4 cups water
  • ice to taste
Read the whole recipe on Closet Cooking