Rating: 4 stars
4 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 5 star values: 0

In this recipe, basil is crushed with sugar to release the oils. If you don't have a mortar and pestle, process the basil, sugar, and about 1/4 cup of the water in a food processor or blender.

Joanne Weir
Recipe by Cooking Light July 2009

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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine 4 cups water and juice in a large bowl. Place 1/2 cup basil and sugar in a mortar; pound with pestle until a paste forms. Add sugar mixture to juice mixture; stir until sugar dissolves. Strain mixture through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids. Place 1 cup ice in each of 4 glasses. Pour about 1 cup lemonade into each glass; garnish each serving with 1 basil sprig.

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Nutrition Facts

82 calories; fat 0g; saturated fat 0g; mono fat 0g; poly fat 0g; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 21.6g; fiber 0.4g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 0.2mg; sodium 5mg; calcium 16mg.
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