Monday, May 9, 2011

Basil Scented Lemonade

As summer fast approaches (yay!), my herb garden has been calling my name. And with the last couple of days being pretty warm around here, basil lemonade was the perfect drink in which to use some of the basil I just planted. In a word, YUM! This is really good lemonade with a hint of basil flavor, not too much, not too little, just enough to notice but not overwhelm. And if you aren't a huge fan of tons of basil flavor, this is perfect.
I am so excited to be using my own fresh herbs again for summer! If cooking with herbs is your thing, I highly recommend planting your own organic herb garden instead of buying them from the store. It's easy, you can use any container, if you don't have a garden bed, as long as you poke holes in the bottom for drainage and you will save tons of money, plus, there is a lot of pride in walking out to your garden to clip some herbs you grew yourself for a meal. You can find the lemonade recipe here. I used water instead of sparkling water. Try it! Happy day!

3 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try this recipe!

    I also must say that I ♥'d your lemon glasses from Dollar Tree, and ran right out to buy some....but they were all gone! The clerk said they went fast!

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  2. Thanks Brenda! I was in the Dollar Tree yesterday and they had some more, maybe 10 or so on the top shelf with the glasses, in case you still want some. :)

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  3. Goodness, your basil is really taking off! I can't get mine to grow for the life of me. How lucky and this is a delicious way to use it. I did a granita with lemon and basil before and the basil turns out to be a great compliment to the lemon. I will be making a pitcher of this.

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