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.

Sylvia Fountaine
Source:, July 2018


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

97.9 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 26.8g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 0.3g 1% DV; sugars 24.3g; fat 0.2g; saturated fatg; vitamin a iu 375.8IU 8% DV; vitamin c 21.1mg 35% DV; folate 15.5mcg 4% DV; calcium 20.8mg 2% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 9.3mg 3% DV; potassium 88.9mg 3% DV; sodium 5.5mg; thiaminmg 1% DV; added sugar 23g.

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