This is my new favorite summer drink. It’s so simple you can literally whip it up in about 5 minutes flat.

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There are only two ingredients (more if you make your lemonade from scratch) and the taste is so refreshing. The first time I tried this was at a gathering a few weeks ago. Everyone who tasted it tried to guess what herbs were used in the recipe. We figured mint was a star ingredient. Nope, not so much. When we were told it was simply fresh basil, I for one, was pumped! Basil is one of my favorite herbs that I always have on hand. Yesterday I purchased a medium sized bottle of Organic Honest Lemonade and made this delicious Basil Lemonade. Feel free to play around with ratios of basil to lemonade to suit your taste.


  • One bunch of fresh basil (about 1 cup)
  • One container of lemonade (or fresh squeezed lemonade)

Throw your basil into a blender or Vitamix. Add a tiny bit of lemonade to cover some of the basil leaves.

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Blend away until basil is as fine as you can get it. Strain basil leaf liquid into your vessel of choice.

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It will be a really pretty green color. Seriously vibrant.

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Pour into serving glasses full of ice and garnish with a basil leaf and fresh lemon and lime slices.

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This basil lemonade is a great drink to serve while entertaining guests. It’s something a little bit different with a super fresh taste. Enjoy!


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