Strawberry Basil Lemonade

 

A few weeks ago, I ordered a strawberry basil lemonade at Gather in Park Slope -- it had a gorgeous blush and was also not too sweet. A perfect intro to summer. Last weekend I found myself with some extra strawberries and a wild tangle of basil in the herb boxes on my deck, so I attempted to recreate the lemonade. It takes all of 10 minutes, aside from letting your sugar syrup cool, and it just may be the star of your next party. Better yet, it's a good reason to throw one.

What you will need

1 cup sugar

3 cups quartered fresh strawberries

20 medium basil leaves, roughly chopped

1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice

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