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.

Basil Lemonade
Prep Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 15 mins


  • 12 cup cold water

  • 2 12 ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed

  • 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)


  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.


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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
33g Carbs
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.

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