Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Happy 4th of July everyone!

We'll be heading to a BBQ this afternoon for food/drinks/games and then to the country club near our house in the evening for fireworks. The terrace is open for members but they open the fairway of the golf course to the rubes of the neighborhood (that's me!)

This drink is absolutely perfect for a hot afternoon. It was a great way for me to use up some extra basil in my CSA box  and it was so refreshing.

You can muddle the basil if you really want, but I think it's cool just to spank it to release the aroma. It's also better if the strawberries are over-ripe

Strawberry Basil Lemonade (by the glass)


  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp 1:1 simple syrup
  • 2 strawberries, quartered
  • 2 basil leaves
  • 8 oz water (sparkling or still)

  1. Mix all ingredients in a glass top with ice. Enjoy, of course. Leave for 20 minutes to let the flavor of the strawberries seep in.