Pucker Up, Part II

Grab your juicer and get your lemon squeezin’ hand ready, we’re taking life’s lemons and making more lemonade today!
You’ve got to admit, there’s just something about homemade lemonade. That fresh-squeezed taste makes all the difference. If you love lemonade, but usually stick to the Country-time, Minute-Maid or Crystal Light varieties, promise me you’ll give real homemade lemonade a try. Pretty please? Your smackers will thank me.

While you can’t beat the refreshing taste of yesterday’s Rosemary Lemonade, I have to admit the Strawberry Basil Lemonade was a real show stopper. Everyone dug around in the ice to find the “pink” jars. 
Fresh lemons, fresh berries, fresh basil – I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong.

Photos by {Blue Eyed Yonder}

Strawberry Basil Lemonade
adapted from Lux Eco Living

Basil simple syrup:
4 cups sugar
2 cup water
2 bunch basil, washed and cleaned
2 lb strawberries washed, hulled, and sliced ½ inch thick

4 cups lemon juice- about 30 lemons
4 cups basil simple syrup
4 cups cold water
strawberries, raspberries, sliced lemons and basil for garnish

For the basil simple syrup, combine sugar, water, basil, and strawberries in saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and refrigerate until cool. Strain.

Pour fresh squeezed lemon juice, basil simple syrup, and cold water in 3 equal parts in to mason jars. Add strawberries, raspberries and basil as garnish. Place jars on ice until chilled. Makes about 12 pint sized mason jars.

Posted 7/21/11, Topic: Eats

  • Elaine
    July 21, 2011 at 10:55 am |

    Oh my goodness, this looks SO GOOD!
    Krista, I love your blog and am a new blogger myself! I started a new series on my site today called "Blogland Beauts" that I plan to do once a week featuring the wonderful blogs and posts that catch my eye. I've featured your awesome site today. Please check it out over at visualmeringue.blogspot.com and thanks for the great inspiration – Elaine.

  • Tara
    July 21, 2011 at 4:26 pm |

    I must say that this was certainly one super yummy good jar of lemonade!! Brandon and I are dying to try this recipe ourselves and make up batches and batches of this stuff!! 🙂

  • Rani
    July 23, 2011 at 12:41 am |

    Holy Cow! This looks so wonderful! I love basil in just about everything! Thanks for enabling yet another wonderful summertime drink!

  • Anna @ Take the Side Street
    July 31, 2011 at 4:35 pm |

    Oh yum, I have to save this… it looks FAB-u-lous. Just found you through Centsational Girl and had to follow you — already loving what I'm seeing! Have a great day 🙂

Leave a comment

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *

oncewed-sq-badge-featured-vendor-20162nd Annual Pick With A Pro Retreat, www.campworkshops.com

Blue Eyed Yonder featured on Grey Likes Weddings

JuneBug Weddings

Utterly Engaged 2014

Post Archives

  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009