Friday, June 26, 2009

Basil Lemonade

I know, what is my deal with basil, right? Well, I love it. And this lemonade may sound odd, but my sister-in-law Amy had it at her wedding reception, and it was to die for!

12 c. cold water
2 12-oz cans frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. fresh lime juice
1/2 c. firmly packed fresh basil leaves, torn
lemon slices and fresh basil

*Combine water, lemonade, sugar, & lime juice in extra large pitcher. Stir well to combine. Stir in torn basil leaves. Cover & refrigerate for 8 hours. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into serving container & discard basil leaves. Chill & serve over ice w/lemon slices and basil leaves for garnish.


  1. You sure it wasn't mint? They tend to look alike? And you sure it wasn't liquer in there? And called a "mojito"? :)