Rating: 4.5 stars
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
chill:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • For basil syrup, in a large saucepan combine water, sugar, and basil. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Strain syrup and discard leaves. Cover and chill syrup for 2 to 24 hours.

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  • For lemonade, in a very large punch bowl combine chilled syrup, club soda, and lemon juice. Serve over ice and garnish with jalapeño slices and fresh basil leaves.

*Tip:

Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If bare hands touch the peppers, wash hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; carbohydrates 40g; sugars 39g; vitamin a 291.5IU; vitamin c 13.6mg; folate 12.1mcg; sodium 29mg; potassium 54mg; calcium 20.2mg; iron 0.2mg.
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