Recipes and Cooking Basil Lemonade 4.1 (8) 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 15 mins Chill Time: 8 hrs Total Time: 8 hrs 15 mins Servings: 12 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 12 cup cold water 2 12 ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed ⅓ cup sugar ¼ cup fresh lime juice ½ cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves, torn (one .75-oz. pkg.) Lemon slices and fresh basil (optional) Directions 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. Tips After removing fresh basil, lemonade may be held in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 125 Calories 33g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 125 % Daily Value * Sodium 9mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 33g 12% Total Sugars 31g Vitamin C 11.2mg 56% Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 46mg 1% Folate, total 4mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.