What do you do when life gives you extra Basil?
Make Basil Lemonade! I didn't use a recipe and I didn't use much sugar. This is a great recipe to use any extra basil cuttings or even basil flowers. I'm going to include my instructions plus an additional recipe for something a bit sweeter.
Basil LemonadeI like things simple! I have a variety of jars but for this recipe I used large, wide-mouth Ball jars (quart size) and empty Mason jars (24 ounce?) from pasta sauce.
2 jars have Purple Opal Basil and 2 have Fine Verde Basil.
Basil: 3-5 long sprigs per jar
Lemons: 1/2 a lemon, sliced, per jar
Sugar / Honey: 1-2 tablespoon per jar (or use stevia)
Place appropriate amount of water in a large pot and boil. While you wait, add the Basil, Lemons and Sugar to each jar.
Once your water has boiled, pour into filled jars. Let the jars cool until you can handle them. Screw the tops onto your jars and place in the fridge. Wait about an hour and shake up the jars then put back into the fridge. Lemonade should be ready in 6-12 hours depending on how strong you like it.
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