Monday, June 13, 2011

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

The Menu:
Strawberry Basil Lemonade
Don't ya just love how messy this picture is?
 I am such a messy cook, but the end results are delicious!

The Original Recipe:
Ok, so since I had made the Strawberry Basil Lime Tart, I cannot get enough of the Strawberry Basil flavor. It is just taking over my thoughts! Now, since McDonald's has the strawberry lemonade slush drink, I figured, why can't I make something like that at home!?! I just made it with out the slush part, but I could see adding some ice and this drink in a blender and blending it to make it slushy. Yum! I have a strawberry patch, and basil growing in my garden, so that was a freebie! I also could have made fresh lemonade, but I didn't have any lemons, so I used good old Country Time Lemonade mix. My husband even liked this drink. He took a small sip to taste it, then poured a big glass. I took that as a thumbs up from him.

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

2 cups strawberries, rinsed
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
8-10 basil leaves
Country Time Lemonade prepared as per 1 gallon on back of container

In sauce pan mix strawberries, sugar, and water together. Cook until strawberries are softened, then add in basil leaves. Using stick blender, blend until smooth. Add to lemonade and stir. Refrigerate until cold, then serve. YUM! *Now, you could use a sieve and sieve out the strawberries and seeds and just use the syrup that the strawberries make, but I don't mind bits of strawberry and basil in my lemonade. The way I see it, people like pulp in their OJ, then I can have strawberry in my lemonade.

1 comment:

Cassie said...

Oh yum! LOVE the look of this!!! I bet it's delicious, too.