Basil and lemon pair beautifully in this refreshing summer sipper, sweetened with a touch of honey. Make ahead and allow the mixture to infuse for 30 minutes to 1 hour before straining for a stronger basil flavor. Source:, July 2018

Sylvia Fountaine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place lemon juice, honey (or agave) and basil in a blender and blend until very smooth. Pass through a strainer into a pitcher or large jar. Add water and chill until ready to serve.

  • Serve over ice, garnished with lemon slices and basil leaves.


To make ahead: Prepare through Step 1 and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

98 calories; 0.2 g total fat; 5 mg sodium. 89 mg potassium; 26.8 g carbohydrates; 0.3 g fiber; 24 g sugar; 0.5 g protein; 376 IU vitamin a iu; 21 mg vitamin c; 16 mcg folate; 21 mg calcium; 9 mg magnesium; 23 g added sugar;

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I enjoyed this beverage I love the smell of basil nicely blended Read More