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Basil Strawberry Lemonade

Basil Strawberry Lemonade

A refreshing drink on a sunny afternoon.


  • 1 quart water
  • 1 cup lemon juice – freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 pound California strawberries – rinsed
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Lemon slices, for garnish
  • Fresh California strawberries, for garnish
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish

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  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed for just 20 seconds.
  2. Pass through a strainer and keep refrigerated until ready for the party.
  3. Serve over ice with slices of lemon, strawberries and basil leaves as garnish.

As an alternative idea, try this as a cocktail. It’s great with vodka, champagne, or dry white wine.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): California Strawberry Commission