A long, cool and refreshingly elegant drink made from fresh basil and lemon - the perfect summer sip.


  • 1 cup lightly-packed fresh basil leaves, rinsed

  • 3 tbsp sugar

  • 4 cups water

  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • 1.

    Combine the fresh basil leaves in a bowl with the sugar and crush gently with a muddler or wooden spoon, until thoroughly bruised. Add 4 cups water and ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice. Stir until sugar is dissolved (l - 2 minutes). Taste and add more sugar if desired. Pour through fine strainer into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with springs of fresh basil.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 servings)

  • Energy 102kj
  • Fat Total 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 27g
  • Sugar 22g
  • Sodium 21mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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