One of my all time favorite things is the little flag that you have on the back of your beach chair in many resorts. I love having someone bring me a cool drink while I’m lying in the hot sun! This prior week we we’re at a family wedding somewhere beautiful and (very) warm. Alcohol was not in the game plan during the heat of the day so I discovered the perfect lemonade on their menu – Strawberry Basil Lemonade…
I laugh at my own picture above because as I walked around trying to figure out where to take the photo, I kept sipping. They’re really good!
Strawberry Basil Lemonade
- Lemon Juice (I used fresh on this round but when making lemonade I often use bottled - sacrilege I know. I buy Santa Cruz Organics - it's quite good.)
- Sugar or Simple Syrup (Simple Syrup is easy to make at home, 1 cup of sugar to 1 cup of water)
- 2 or 3 Strawberries per glass
- 1 sprig Basil per glass
|Mix your lemon juice, water and sugar to taste and chill (I hope I really don't need to tell you how to make lemonade)|
|Cut the strawberries in half and plop them in a pretty glass, fill with lemonade and then pop the basil in. Add straw and sip.|
The basil adds such great flavor and odds are you have a ton of it growing in your garden right now. And if you’re inclined to make it boozy I’d go with a shot of vodka.
And as an odd little note, I’ve been sipping with one of these…
Its an iced tea spoon, but it has a straw! Love it!
Happy sipping everyone!