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Honey-Basil Lemonade

Honey-Basil Lemonade

[Photographs: Dave Katz]

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Honey-Basil Lemonade

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 quart, serving 4
Active time:15 minutes
Total time:15 minutes
Special equipment:blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh juice from 10 to 12 lemons
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 cups loosely packed basil leaves
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1 quart ice
  • Basil leaves for garnish

Procedures

  1. 1

    Combine lemon juice, honey, basil leaves, and salt in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher. Discard solids. Add cold water and whisk to combine. Add ice. Serve in ice-filled glasses garnished with basil leaves.

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