Basil Lemonade

Cuisinart original

The slight hint of basil in this homemade lemonade is a refreshing change to a classic.


Makes 2½ cups


8 to 10 ounces simple syrup (or to taste),
             prepared by using 1½ cups water
             and 1½ cups granulated sugar
½          cup basil leaves
6           medium lemons

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 154 (0% from fat) • carb. 40g • pro. 0g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 1mg • calc. 4mg • fiber 0g


1. Prepare the simple syrup. Put both the
sugar and water into a small saucepan
over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil.
Once it boils, reduce heat to medium to
allow mixture to simmer until the sugar has
completely dissolved, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and add the basil. Steep
for a minimum of 30 minutes. Chill until
completely cold. Strain and discard leaves.
2. Assemble the citrus juicer attachment.
3. Turn to low speed and juice the lemons.
4. Pour the lemon juice into a large pitcher.
Add the basil simple syrup to taste