This and that: Basil Strawberry Lemonade

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Basil Strawberry Lemonade

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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  1. This is my kind of lemonade Marly I am in love with this drink.

  2. Marlys, this is so wonderful looking! I bet it tastes great. I am so thankful that you are letting me share this on my post on lemonade!

  3. so wonderful and refreshing, I sure hop you linked this to the hop , yum xo

  4. Marlys: Thank you so very much for sharing your Basil Strawberry Lemonade with the readers of Dial Moms Mondays. It certainly got a lot of views! :) I'd love it if you stop by for this week's Linky Party. The theme is "State Fair." Bloggers are asked to share their "blue ribbon" crafts, DIY projects and recipes. Have a super week!-Deb (


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