Basil Lemonade

Lime juice and lemonade blend nicely with the sweet taste of fresh basil leaves in this summertime drink. Slices of lemon add a finishing touch.

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Chill: 8 hrs
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Basil Lemonade
Ingredients
12
cups cold water
2
12 ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/3
cup sugar
1/4
cup fresh lime juice
1/2
cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves, torn (one .75-oz. pkg.)
 
Lemon slices and fresh basil (optional)
Directions
  1. In extra-large bowl or pitcher combine water, lemonade concentrate, sugar, and lime juice. Stir well to combine. Stir in torn basil leaves. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours.
  2. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into serving container; discard basil leaves. Chill up to 3 days.
  3. Serve over ice with lemon slices and fresh basil. Makes 12 servings.
From the Test Kitchen

After removing fresh basil, lemonade may be held in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (Basil Lemonade)
    Per serving:
  • 125 kcal cal.,
  • 9 mg sodium,
  • 33 g carb.,
  • 31 g sugar
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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