May 29, 2011

Basil Limeade

It is summer. My basil planter is full to bursting, and I've had to harvest 2x weekly to keep up. I didn't have anything planned for this weekend's harvest, so I came up with basil limeade.

2 cups water
1 cup sugar
3 limes
1 lemon
fistful of basil
Club soda

Heat the water and sugar until the sugar is all dissolved. Zest all the citrus and add it and the juice to the hot syrup. Chop the basil leaves and add them to the mix.
If you are patient, chill the syrup in the fridge before proceeding. If not, fill a glass with ice and pour 3-4 oz. syrup over ice. Top off with club soda. Enjoy your summer.


  1. Baijitos=basil mojitos. If it'stoo hot out to muddle the leaves, cover them with rum and freeze. Breaks up the cell walls like pounding, but easier.

  2. for summer, this will the great drink and you can serve this drink in double wall glasses and this will look different from others drink and beautiful in your hand.
    double wall glasses