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“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.”
1¼ cups fresh lemon juice (from about 8 lemons), plus lemon slices for garnish
½ cup honey or agave syrup
1 cup packed fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
3 cups cold water
1Place 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.
2Serve over ice, garnished with lemon slices and basil leaves.
To make ahead: Prepare through Step 1 and refrigerate for up to 4 days.