I tried this lemonade at a restaurant the other day. Normally I am not a big fan of lemonade, especially when they are super sweet and kind of sticky. This basil lemonade is different, it tastes really fresh and just a little bit sweet. The basil adds an interesting kick to the lemonade. Try it, you will love it!
You will need:
60g or ¼ cup sugar
20 basil leaves
100 ml freshly pressed lemon juice
- In a pot, bring the sugar and 60ml water to a boil and stir occasionally until the sugar is completely dissolved. Take the pot off the heat and set aside.
- In a mortar, roughly pound the basil leaves. Add the basil leaves to the sugar water and set aside for at least 30 minutes.
- Pour the sugar basil water through a fine sieve into a bottle or carafe. With the back of a spoon, really press out all the juice of the basil in the sieve.
- Now add the lemon juice and an additional 500-700ml water.
- Put the bottle in the freezer and enjoy your cold, fantastic basil lemonade!