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Basil Lemonade




1cup sugar

1 cup fresh Basil leaves, plus

8 sprigs Basil leaves for garnishing

8 cups lemonade


  1. In a small pan, bring the sugar and 1 1/2 cups cold water to a simmer over medium heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, without stirring, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture thicken slightly.
  2. Remove from heat, add the basil, and let it cool to room temperature.
  3. Strain the syrup into a container.
  4. Pour 2 to 3 teaspoons of the basil syrup into the ice-filled glasses, and then fill the glass with lemonade.
  5. Garnish with an additional sprig of basil.

Tip:  You can cover and refrigerate the remaining syrup for up to 2 weeks.

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