Tuesday, June 4, 2013

made at home: basil mint lemonade

Basil Mint Lemonade

  • 2 cups of Basil Mint Lemon simple syrup*
  • 2 cups of cold water
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 5 large juiced lemons 

Combine all ingredients into a large pitcher, and serve in a glass with ice. 

*Basil Mint Lemon Simple Syrup

  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup of fresh mint
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 cups of sugar

Place all ingredients into a medium sauce pan, bring to a boil and let the sugar dissolve. Let the mixture sit until cooled, then strain  the solids until just the liquid mixture is let. Place in the fridge until ready for use. 

(I used my french press to separate the herbs from the liquid in the simple syrup.) 

   The thing with me and lemonade is that I have to be in the exact mood for it.. and it also can't just be "lemonade". Since I have been growing "Spicy Globe Basil" on my front porch, I decided to put it to use this afternoon with some mint I had purchased at the farmer's market earlier this weekend. This lemonade recipe is such a refreshing, not-too-sweet, savory summer drink. Enjoy! 


  1. Ooooh this sounds and looks delicious!!! I will HAVE to try it this summer!!

    xox Sammi

  2. oh yum, this sounds delicious! i've never made my own lemonade but i love fresh minty citrus-y drinks so this sounds great, and i'm sure the basil would be a great touch too!

    little henry lee

  3. It looks so refreshing!

  4. Oh that looks so delicious! Definitely going to try it out :)


  5. This looks so yum! Perfect for the summery weather we're having now

  6. Wow this looks delicious! I love that you've put it in the jar too, I am sucker for things like that xx

  7. I neeeeed to make this, especially as it's so nice at the minute! Love your style too that skirt is gorgeous

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  8. mmm this looks SO good! i've got to try it out :)

    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  9. simple to make and sounds delicious!
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  10. this looks delicious! another thing to add to my "I need to try this ASAP" list!!! more recipes please :) also - that skirt is AMAZING!!!!

  11. Such an adorable blog you have, felt in love. And your style? ooh la la, lovely! followed, of course :)

  12. i'm going to try this out on the weekend! thanks darling :)

  13. This looks extremely delicious!!!!


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