Laura’s Basil Limeade


Summer is the time for cool and refreshing homemade drinks! I love to make my own sweet tea and lemonade, but when I tried this limeade, I wanted to share the delicious recipe.

This is from my friend Laura, owner of Herbal Accents. She is one of the best gardeners and cooks I know. You can go to her website to see some of her lovely herb garden pics if you want to be inspired with ideas your own back yard and garden.

I loved this drink the first time she made it, (I was her guinea pig)  and she was nice enough to share her secret for this refreshing beverage with me!

Basil Limeade

1 Cup of Lime Juice (Fresh Squeezed or Bottled)

1 Cup of Sugar

6-7 Cups of Club Soda

Crushed Ice

Lime Slices

3-4 Medium Sweet Basil Sprigs

Extra Lime wedges and basil for serving/garnish

Directions: In a pitcher, mix juice, sugar and club soda until sugar is dissolved (or use equivalent, amount of a non sugar sweetener). Add sweet basil and lime slices to the mixture and let it set. Put crushed ice and a sweet basil sprig in each glass and pour the club soda mixture over.

Serve with a wedge of lime garnishing the edge of each glass.

The great thing about making your own summer beverages, instead of buying sodas & Kool Aid is that you control the ingredients and the amount and type of sweetener.



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