Sunday, October 19, 2008

Italian Lemonade

Cook Time: 5 min
Level: Easy
yield: 4-6 servings


* 2 cups lemon juice, about 12 to 15 lemons
* 2 cups Basil Simple Syrup, recipe follows
* 2 cups cold or sparkling water
* Ice
* Lemon twists, for garnish


Mix lemon juice, Basil Simple Syrup, and water together in a pitcher.
Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Pour over ice filled
glasses and garnish with a lemon twist.
Basil Simple Syrup:

1 bunch fresh basil, washed and stemmed

2 cups sugar

1 cup water

In a saucepan combine basil, sugar, and water and simmer until the
sugar is dissolved, 5 minutes. Cool, strain the simple syrup, and
store in the refrigerator.

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