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    Basil Lemonade

    Basil Lemonade. Photo by Prose

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    10 mins

    10 mins

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    dicentra's Note:

    From Cooking Light: "All basils add fragrance to lemonade, but colored and scented varieties contribute extra personality. Dark purple basils tint the lemonade a pretty pink but have a milder flavor than green varieties. Lemon basil adds a lemon-drop essence. Cinnamon and Thai basils contribute spicy overtones. You can make the lemonade up to 1 day ahead; cover and chill."

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a 1 1/2- to 2-quart glass measure or bowl, combine basil leaves (see notes) and sugar.
    2. 2
      With a wooden spoon, crush leaves with sugar until thoroughly bruised. Add water and lemon juice.
    3. 3
      Stir until sugar is dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes.
    4. 4
      Taste and add more sugar if desired. Pour through a fine strainer into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with sprigs of fresh basil.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 31, 2009

      45

      My basil plants have been doing really well so I've been looking for different things to do with basil. This was a refreshing change of pace, but it was very watery when made as directed. I had to add more lemon juice and sugar after tasting it. I didn't bother to strain it, since I like little bits of leaves floating in mine. Will definitely make again next summer! Made for Magic of Herbs tag game in the Photo Forum

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    Nutritional Facts for Basil Lemonade

    Serving Size: 1 (282 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 45.6
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    91%
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 5.2 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 12.3 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    1%
    Sugars 10.1 g
    40%
    Protein 0.2 g
    0%

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    fresh basil

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