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Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 C strawberries, cut up
  • 5 – 10 Basil leaves, cut up
  • Vodka, optional
  • Lemoncello, optional
  • 7-Up, Sprite, Ginger Ale

Instructions

  1. Make you lemonade. Boil 1 cup water and dissolve 1 cup sugar to make a simple syrup. Cool.
  2. Juice 7 – 9 lemons to yield 1 cup of lemon juice. Mix the simple syrup and lemon juice in a large pitcher. Add the water to dilute to your desired tartness.
  3. Chop strawberries and sprinkle with up to a tablespoon of sugar. Add the chopped basil. Let sit out for an hour to allow time for the strawberries to release their juice.
  4. Add some fruit to a cup, add a cup of lemonade, a shot of vodka and/or lemoncello, top with some soda. Add a lemon and strawberry garnish.
  5. Relax with your feet up and enjoy!

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