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Basil Lemonade

Basil lemonade gives you the freshest lemonade infused with a subtle basil flavor. Simple, quick, fresh, and perfect for summer sipping!


  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (juice from about 6 lemons)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup basil leaves
  • 3.5 cups filtered water divided into 1 cup and 2.5 cups


  1. Muddle the basil and sugar. Add to a saucepan with one cup of filtered water. heat until sugar dissolves. Set aside to steep and cool while you juice lemons. 

    Juice your lemons into a pitcher. Add remaining filtered water and strain simple syrup with a mesh sieve into mixture. 

    Stir and chill for 30 minutes.

    Lemonade Recipe

Recipe Notes

Taste your lemonade after you add 2 cups of filtered water, then go up to 3 cups if needed. This filtered water you add will determine the strength of the lemonade. If you are planning on serving over ice, remember the ice will also dilute the lemonade. 

If you prefer to skip the basil, that is okay, and you will have pure and perfect lemonade!

If you prefer a different herb, try lavender or mint in place of the basil!