Basil Mint Lemonade

I’m usually a fan of ice cold water, but this basil mint lemonade is the most refreshing drink I’ve ever had. Forget all other summer drinks and make this.
 
I'm usually a fan of ice cold water, but this basil mint lemonade is the most refreshing drink I've ever had. Forget all other summer drinks and make this.
 
OHHHHHHHH You’ve all been so patient waiting for this Basil Mint Lemonade, but I’ve finally got it all up for you! Hoooray!  Remember the event back at Harmons? Yes, well this is the lemonade that I thought was so fabulous. I really cannot begin to tell you how refreshing it is. It’s so unexpected. You take a sip, fully anticipating lemonade, just regular old lemonade and then at the very end you get this light, fresh zip of mint and then a little basil.
 
I'm usually a fan of ice cold water, but this basil mint lemonade is the most refreshing drink I've ever had. Forget all other summer drinks and make this.
 
I know some of you may be skeptical, but I’m serious, it’s sooooo fantastic! I cannot wait for summer and I’ll for sure be drinking this every day. Won’t it be wonderful for BBQ’s, pool parties etc?I love the thought of using it for summer wedding receptions, baby showers etc. I love the citric water, but this really is so yum!
 

Is Mint Good To Eat?

You can eat mint plant.

It can be added to salads, desserts and smoothies.

Chewing a mint leaf will help eliminate bad breath.

But, you don’t have to eat mint in order to get the benefits of mint.

Mint leaves can be added to water or punch, or made into tea.

 

What Are The Health Benefits of Mint?

Mint is a calming and soothing herb that has been used to aid with upset stomach or indigestion.

Mint may also support healthy cholesterol levels.

Does Basil Have Health Benefits?

Basil contains powerful antioxidants.

The antioxidants in basil can help to protect white blood cells.

 

Basil Mint Lemonade

Yield: 4 servings

Basil Mint Lemonade

Basil Mint Lemonade

I'm usually a fan of ice cold water, but this basil mint lemonade is the most refreshing drink I've ever had. Forget all other summer drinks and make this.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Recipe by Chef Bob

  • 2 Cups Fresh Lemon Juice (12-15 lemons)
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Cups Herbed Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
  • Ice

Herbed Simple Syrup

  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Basil, washed and stemmed (do not stuff them into the cup or it will be too strong)
  • 1/2 Cup Mint, washed and stemmed

Instructions

  1. Place sugar, water, basil and mint in a pot and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Set aside to cool.
  3. Strain out the herbs pressing on them to remove all simple syrup.
  4. Pour water, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a pitcher, stir and pour over ice in glasses.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 428 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 112.2g Fiber: 1.3g Sugar: 103.9g Protein: 1g

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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17 comments on “Basil Mint Lemonade”

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  3. Hi!! I just found your blog today.I love it!! Thank you for doing what you do!
    You guys are simply adorable!

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  6. Sound wonderful, I'm growing basil and mint in my garden now all I need is a lemon tree. I wonder how this would taste with meyer lemons?

  7. I would never have thought of this flavor combination, but it sounds deliciuos!

  8. THANK YOU, thank you, thank you!!! I have been talking about this non-stop and have been craving it. I can't wait to make it!

  9. AWESOME!!! You can guarantee I'll be making this come summer, too! I LOVED it!!!

  10. Wow, I never would have thought of basil in lemonade, that sounds very refreshing!

  11. sounds refreshing and fun

  12. Sounds deliciously refreshing. I can't wait for summer to drink this on my balcony!

  13. Ohhh my..I love the basil simple syrup!

  14. This is a very, very GOOD lemonade! You're right, it is a refreshing change and the herbs are really subtle. Thanks for getting the recipe!

  15. What a wonderful flavor combination! Looks so refreshing!