Vanilla Bean Lemonade

TOTAL TIME: 15 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 5 min
 
YIELD: 8 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla bean paste
  • 8 cups (2 quarts) cold sparkling water
  • Crushed ice
  • Fresh basil or mint leaves, for garnish
  • Lemon slices, for garnish
SIMPLE SYRUP:
  • 3/4 cup water
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Directions

Whisk together the lemon juice, Simple Syrup and vanilla bean paste in a large pitcher. If not serving immediately, refrigerate the pitcher.

To serve, add the sparkling water to the pitcher and stir to combine. Pour the lemonade into individual glasses of crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of fresh basil or mint and a lemon slice.
In a small saucepan bring the sugar and water to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and cool.

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  • on June 24, 2013

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    I made this for a dinner party. My husband didn't care for it. The vanilla bean paste leaves a peculiar after taste in your mouth.
    I love the concept of vanilla and lemon together so I will continue to tweek this recipe.

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  • on October 30, 2012

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    i love kelsey's recipes,i think they are delicious and unique!

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  • on October 04, 2012

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    I just made it today, it tastes like heaven.
    Best lemonade ever!!

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