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Italian Lemonade

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

2 cups lemon juice, about 12 to 15 lemons

2 cups Basil Simple Syrup, recipe follows

2 cups cold or sparkling water

Ice

Lemon twists, for garnish

Basil Simple Syrup:

1 bunch fresh basil, washed and stemmed

2 cups sugar

1 cup water

Directions

  1. 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.

Basil Simple Syrup:

  1. 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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