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. 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.
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!
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.