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Cherry Basil Lemonade , mocktail, summer drink, lemonade, cherry simple syrup, kid-friendly drink, seasonal recipe

Cherry Basil Lemonade


  • Author: Amber
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x

Description

Cherry Basil Lemonade is a refreshing seasonal drink made with a fresh cherry syrup in a sweet and sour lemonade with more fresh cherries and basil. 


Ingredients

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Cherry Basil Lemonade

  • 12 cherries (pitted and halved)
  • 12 basil leaves
  • +/- 3 cups lemonade
  • 4 whole cherries (garnish)
  • cherry simple syrup

Cherry Syrup

  • 1 cup cherries (pitted and halved)
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 lemon (juiced)

Instructions

Cherry Syrup

  1. Remove pits of 1 cup worth of cherries and cut into halves. Place into a saucepan on a medium heat.
  2. Add sugar and the juice from 1 lemon. Bring to a low simmer for 8 minutes stirring often.
  3. Strain through a sieve to make the simple syrup.

Cherry Basil Lemonade

  1. Divide the simple syrup into 4 glasses.
  2. Fill each glass with ice.
  3. Chop 12 basil leaves and divide into glasses.
  4. Pit 12 cherries and cut into halves. Divide into each glass.
  5. Top with lemonade and garnish with a cherry. Basil sprig garnish is optional.
  • Category: Drinks