Monday, July 2, 2012

Honey Basil Lemonade

Who doesn't love lemonade on a hot summer day?
This recipe is just a little different. It uses honey and basil!

2 cups water (divided)
1/4 cup honey
2/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 large fresh basil leaves torn finely
lemon slices (optional)

  • In  a small saucepan, combine 2/3 cup of the water and the honey.
  • Cook and stir until honey is dissolved.  Remove from heat and cool completely.
  • In a large pitcher combine lemon juice and basil leaves.  With the back of a wooden spoon press basil to bruise leaves.
  • Stir in remaining water and the honey mixture.
  • Serve over ice and garnish with a lemon slice if desired
  • Makes 4 cups
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