November 20, 2015


Basil Lemonade | Bride in the Kitchen

Today I am sharing an easy recipe for Basil Lemonade from one of my oldest friends and cooking guru Kelly.  We met back in college when we both were RA’s on the same dorm floor.  I have known her almost as long as I have known my husband.  Over the years, many of our visits have involved us bonding over cooking in the kitchen as we talked about our then boyfriends and heavy homework load.  Now that we are both married, we have added husbands into the craziness. Basil Lemonade | Bride in the Kitchen We often plan our trip itinerary not around what we are going to do but what we are going to cook or what awesome local restaurant we want to try together!  For them it is my butterscotch pudding and for us it is her husbands rockin’ burgers and basil lemonade.Basil Lemonade | Bride in the Kitchen

The lemonade is super simple and if you aren’t a fan of basil you can swap it out for thyme, lavender, or rosemary.  Get creative because it is so good!


  • 1 can of frozen lemonade
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Handful of basil


Mix the lemonade as instructed but leave out one of the cans of

water listed on the directions on the can. Boil 1 cup of water and add 1

cup of sugar to make simple syrup. Let it boil for 4 minutes. Turn off the

heat and add basil. Cover the pot and let steep until the mixture comes

to room temperature. Strain and add the simple syrup to the lemonade.


Are you new to my bridal guide to the kitchen?  Check out the beginning of this series here and learn how as a new bride I struggled to cook anything that wasn’t burnt.

  1. Evan + Lee

    November 20th, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    We’ll have to try this!

  2. Misty

    November 22nd, 2015 at 3:33 am

    Oooo…I bet this is gooood stuff!

  3. Leslie Ann

    November 24th, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    My kids love lemonade… a new twist to try 🙂

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