This is a favorite for parties and picnics. We served it at my baby shower and everyone loved it. Its also a great use for all the basil in your garden.
What you need:
1 cup Basil packed
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
What to do:
First we are going to make basil tea to use as a base of our simple syrup. We tried to just make the syrup infused with the basil but it did not work well. So boil the water in a pan. When it boils take it off the heat and throw in the basil. Let it sit like that till it cools. Strain out the leaves, I squeeze them a little to get all the basil goodness. Discard the leaves.
Now to make the simple syrup add the sugar to the tea and simmer till it reduces by half. It will start to look like syrup. Let the syrup cool before using it. You can store it in a jar in your pantry too.
Now to make lemonade it goes like pour 1 part lemon juice 1 part syrup and 2 parts water over ice. Feel free to change the amounts to suit your taste. Garnish with lemon slices.
We have doubled and even tripled this recipes for parties. Also it mixes great with vodka, if you’re into that sort of thing.
This is one of our favorite summer drinks. Hope you like it as much as we do.