Blueberry and Basil Lemonade

Blueberry and Basil Lemonade Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
For the perfect summer sipper, serve guests Blueberry and Basil Lemonade.


Serves 5 (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 72
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 0.0 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg


1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 cups water


Start with fresh lemon juice in a pitcher. Combine blueberries, basil leaves, and granulated sugar in pitcher with lemon juice; muddle. Add water; let stand 30 minutes. Press through a fine sieve into a medium bowl; discard solids. Return mixture to pitcher, and serve over ice.

Melissa Haskin,

Cooking Light

August 2013
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