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.
- Makes: 12 servings
- Prep: 15 mins
- Chill: 8 hrs
cups cold water
12 ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
cup fresh lime juice
cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves, torn (one .75-oz. pkg.)
Lemon slices and fresh basil (optional)
- 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.
- Strain through a fine mesh strainer into serving container; discard basil leaves. Chill up to 3 days.
- 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