Italian Lemonade

TOTAL TIME: 55 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: 30 min
Cook: 5 min
 
YIELD: 4 to 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 cups lemon juice, about 12 to 15 lemons
  • 2 cups Basil Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 2 cups cold or sparkling water
BASIL SIMPLE SYRUP:
    • 1 bunch fresh basil, washed and stemmed
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1 cup water
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    Directions

    Mix lemon juice, Basil Simple Syrup, and water together in a pitcher. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Pour over ice filled glasses and garnish with a lemon twist.
    In a saucepan combine basil, sugar, and water and simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 5 minutes. Cool, strain the simple syrup, and store in the refrigerator.
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