My Strawberries have been pretty good this year. They were small but plentiful and I was able to freeze a couple of quarts. We don't have a very big patch but this year our crop doubled and I am hoping that we may get a few more in the fall picking if the weather cooperates with us.
The other night I was thinking about lemonade.. probably because I saw some kids down the
street selling it. I wanted to make my own but not just plain lemonade, I decided to put some strawberries and basil in it. I didn't use much sweetener in it so at first it was a bit of a pucker power.. but as it made more then one glass I let it sit for a day and yum... the flavours blended in and it was so good. I will have to try it again.
Basil Strawberry Lemonade
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp minced basil
2 cups ice
2 cups water
honey to taste - I used a little less then 2 tsp.
Put all ingredients into the blender and blend til smooth. Optional garnish with lemon slice and basil leaves.
As I poured the lemonade into the glass, I got the two toned colour of the lemonade. The top was slightly more frothier then the bottom. I did put the leftover in the fridge over night. The ice melted but it still had a small frothy top. The flavours blended the second day and I think that I even liked it better the second day then the first.
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