Basil Lemonade


  • 5 cups water
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • fresh basil leaves
  • lots of ice
  • juice of 3 lemons


  1. For the Basil leaves, you can use as little or as much as you want. It depends on how much of the Basil flavor you’d want your lemonade to have. I used the Basil leaves from my li’l garden
  2. In a pitcher, combine sugar and Basil leaves, set aside some for garnish.
  3. With a plastic or a wooden spoon,crush the leaves with sugar until bruised.
  4. Pour in water and lemon juice. Stir until sugar is dissolved. You can let it stand for a few hours to infuse lemonade with the flavor of Basil or you can serve it immediately.
  5. Pour through a strainer to strain all bruised leaves.
  6. Add lots of ice.
  7. Garnish with the Basil leaves you set aside before serving.