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.,
  • 0 g fat
  • (0 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 0 g monounsatured fat),
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 9 mg sodium,
  • 33 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 31 g sugar,
  • 0 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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