The warmer temperatures have finally come to us here in Utah. Last night, I loved that I could sit out on the porch with Easton, watching my husband and Abbi running and playing in the yard. We are a much happier household when we aren’t cooped up inside!!
There are several things that make me always think of summer – swimming pools, shaved ice, summer festivals – and lemonade!! While I like lemonade, it’s not something that I’ll usually choose first. But then I had a version of this lemonade, and I was sold. I couldn’t stop thinking about it after I tried it. This was seriously the best lemonade that I have ever tried!!
So do yourself a favor. Make this lemonade today, and enjoy some on your porch, or your balcony, or your deck. It’s the perfect way to celebrate summer!
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Basil and Mint Lemonade
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: about 5 cups 1x
The flavors of basil and mint make this lemonade something a little more special and unique.
- 2 cups lemon juice
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups basil and mint simple syrup (recipe follows)
Basil & Mint Simple Syrup
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup loosely packed basil
- 1/2 cup loosely packed mint
To make the simple syrup:
- Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over low heat until the sugar is melted. Strain through a sieve and discard the herbs.
To make the lemonade:
- Combine all ingredients and stir. Serve cold.
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