Honey-Basil Lemonade Recipe

Dave Katz

This simple lemonade combines fresh basil with a touch of honey.

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Recipe Details

Honey-Basil Lemonade Recipe

Active 15 mins
Total 15 mins
Serves 4 servings


  • 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


  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.

Special Equipment


Nutrition Facts (per serving)
145 Calories
0g Fat
39g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 145
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 26mg 130%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 121mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)