Rating: 4.5 stars
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
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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.

Sylvia Fountaine
Source: EatingWell.com, July 2018

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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

Tips

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

Nutrition Facts

98 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 26.8g; dietary fiber 0.3g; sugars 24.3g; fat 0.2g; vitamin a iu 375.8IU; vitamin c 21.1mg; folate 15.5mcg; calcium 20.8mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 9.3mg; potassium 88.9mg; sodium 5.5mg; added sugar 23g.
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Reviews (2)

2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2018
I enjoyed this beverage I love the smell of basil nicely blended Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2020
I absolutely love this recipe! I have an abundance of basil in my backyard and was looking for a lemonade recipe and came across this one. It's very delicious! Will be making it again! Yum! Read More