10 min | 10 min prep


  1. In a 1 1/2 to 2 quart glass bowl, combine Basil leaves and sugar
  2. With a wooden spoon, crush leaves with sugar until thoroughly bruised
  3. Add water and lemon juice
  4. Stir until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes
  5. Taste and add more sugar if desired.
  6. Pour through a strainer into ice-filled glasses
  7. Garnish with sprigs of fresh Basil

This is very refreshing! The type of basil you use will contribute to the 'personality' of this drink.

Basil - Red Rubin tints the lemonade pink and has a milder flavor than green varieties.

Basil - Lemon, Basil - Lime,  add a lemon-drop essence.

Basil - Thai,  gives a spicy flavour.

Basil - Genovese, Basil - Large Leaf Italian and Basil - Lettuce, add the flavour of summer!

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