Basil Lemonade

15. August 2015

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 ┬╝ cup sugar

20 basil leaves

100 ml freshly pressed lemon juice


  1. 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.
  2. In a mortar, roughly pound the basil leaves. Add the basil leaves to the sugar water and set aside for at least 30 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. Now add the lemon juice and an additional 500-700ml water.
  5. Put the bottle in the freezer and enjoy your cold, fantastic basil lemonade!



basil lemonade

basil lemonade

basil lemonade

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