Basil Syrup for Lemonade Recipe

A glass of basil lemonade is magical to me because it contains my two favorite things about summer, lemonade #CommissionEarned and basil #CommissionEarned. Drinking my first glass of this seasonal elixir, strangely, became a core memory about 5 years ago. I'll never forget it. That 16 liquid ounce beauty cost me a whopping $10 which was immediately forgiven when I witnessed sprigs of my beloved herb resting on the bottom of the glass sheltered by a layer of rumbling ice cubes. After the three minutes it took me to consume the glass I ordered my second and then simply asked, "How?!?!". The kind barista grinned at me in a familiar way and shared two words I'll never forget, "Basil syrup."

Basil syrup for lemonade recipe, by Porch Nook. It has a strong basil taste with a hint of sweetness. In addition to lemonade, I also use it in iced tea, cocktails, on fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, melon and pineapple) or lemon sorbet.

Basil syrup can last for roughly 1 month refrigerated in an airtight container,#CommissionEarned 3 months in the freezer*. It has a strong basil #CommissionEarned taste with a hint of sweetness. In addition to lemonade #CommissionEarned, I also use it in iced tea, cocktails, on fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, melon and pineapple #CommissionEarned) or lemon sorbet.

Basil syrup for lemonade recipe, by Porch Nook. It has a strong basil taste with a hint of sweetness. In addition to lemonade, I also use it in iced tea, cocktails, on fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, melon and pineapple) or lemon sorbet.

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Ingredients:

Basil syrup for lemonade recipe, by Porch Nook. It has a strong basil taste with a hint of sweetness. In addition to lemonade, I also use it in iced tea, cocktails, on fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, melon and pineapple) or lemon sorbet.

    Directions

    • Prep, 5 minutes
    • Cook, 30 minutes
    • Ready in 4 hrs

    Combine sugar #CommissionEarned, water and fresh basil #CommissionEarned in a medium saucepan #CommissionEarned over medium-high heat.

    Basil syrup for lemonade recipe, by Porch Nook. It has a strong basil taste with a hint of sweetness. In addition to lemonade, I also use it in iced tea, cocktails, on fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, melon and pineapple) or lemon sorbet.

    Bring to a boil stirring occasionally. Boil for 1 minute or until sugar #CommissionEarned is dissolved. Remove from heat and let it stand for 30 minutes.

    Basil syrup for lemonade recipe, by Porch Nook. It has a strong basil taste with a hint of sweetness. In addition to lemonade, I also use it in iced tea, cocktails, on fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, melon and pineapple) or lemon sorbet.

    Pour liquid through a wire-mesh strainer #CommissionEarned into a cruet #CommissionEarned or airtight container #CommissionEarned. Cover and chill 4 hours. Discard basil #CommissionEarned in strainer.

    Basil syrup for lemonade recipe, by Porch Nook. It has a strong basil taste with a hint of sweetness. In addition to lemonade, I also use it in iced tea, cocktails, on fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, melon and pineapple) or lemon sorbet.

    Add basil syrup to lemonade #CommissionEarned 1 tsp at a time until preferred taste is achieved. Garnish with basil sprigs #CommissionEarned.

    Basil syrup for lemonade recipe, by Porch Nook. It has a strong basil taste with a hint of sweetness. In addition to lemonade, I also use it in iced tea, cocktails, on fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, melon and pineapple) or lemon sorbet.

    Syrup can be stored in refrigerator up to 1 month, freezer 3 months. My personal go-to for liquid storage is Snapware Airtight & Spill Proof Glass #CommissionEarned containers.

    *TIP: Make a double batch and pour the extra basil syrup into muffin tins and freeze for future use.

    (Disclosure: I receive commission for purchases made using Amazon links in my article. I appreciate your support!)

    Basil Syrup for Lemonade, by Porch Nook. It has a strong basil taste with a hint of sweetness. In addition to lemonade, I also use it in iced tea, cocktails, on fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, melon and pineapple) or lemon sorbet.

    Basil Syrup for Lemonade Recipe, by Porch Nook. It has a strong basil taste with a hint of sweetness. In addition to lemonade, I also use it in iced tea, cocktails, on fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, melon and pineapple) or lemon sorbet.


    1 comment

    • I’m the only one in my family who drinks basil- lemonade! Now I’ll have to bottle some for my neighbors!

      Lisa Kohr

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