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Sunday, 17 June 2012

When Life Gives you Lemons...You make Basil Lemonade!

Summer is here!...well almost officially! So pluck the lemons off your trees (I hope to go and pluck some off my friend Janet's...!) and try out this recipe by Recipe Girl...she taught me how to make a great Kumquat marmalade....fun recipes on her website!

Basil Lemonade


1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup fresh basil leaves
2 cups ice
3 cups water
7.5 oz. container frozen fresh lemon juice, thawed
additional basil leaves for garnish, if desired
1. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of water and sugar to a boil over medium heat. Cook until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Add basil leaves; cover and let stand 30 minutes.
2. Fill a pitcher with 2 cups of ice. Strain the sugar syrup into the pitcher; discard the basil. Stir in 3 cups of water and thawed lemon juice. Pour into glasses and garnish with a fresh basil leaf.

Sounds good,no? Waiting on those lemons, Jan!! :)