Basil Lemonade

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August 20 is National Lemonade Day! Celebrate with this light and refreshing twist on the classic.

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes

Beverages & Smoothies

Serves: 1 liter
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1½ cups fresh lemon juice*

3 cups water

½ to ¾ cup sugar

10 basil leaves


In a blender, combine the lemon juice, water, sugar (to your desired sweetness), and basil leaves. Purée until the sugar is dissolved and the basil leaves are finely chopped. Pour the lemonade into a pitcher and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

Before serving, pour the lemonade through a mesh sieve to remove the larger pieces of basil. Serve over ice.**

*We recommend using lemons and limes from Paramount Citrus. They are consistently fresh and juicy and available at most major grocery, mass, and club retailers.

**Tip:  Too keep your lemonade from becoming watered down from melting ice, make juice cubes. Fill an ice cube tray with part of the lemonade. Freeze until the cubes are firm. Add a juice cube or two to each glass along with (or instead of) ice.

Nutritional Information

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  • Total Fat:    g
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  • Saturated Fat:   g
  • Dietary Fiber:    g
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  • Protein:    g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Paramount Citrus



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