Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Refreshment for a Hot Summer Day

Refreshing Strawberry Basil Lemonade

2 quarts pink lemonade
2 pints strawberries, hulled and sliced
12 whole basil leaves

Combine ingredients. Place in a large container, stirring well. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours. To serve, remove infused basil if desired. Serve over ice, garnishing with an additional strawberry, a fresh basil leaf, and a splash of pink lemonade.

Makes 10 - 14 servings.

Kitchen at Far-Away Ranch, Arizona


  1. MMM this looks yummy! I have some fresh basil in my garden so I do believe I'll give this a try asap. Is this a pic of your kitchen?! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  2. Perfect for these hot ones! We were melting over here in Western Washington :0)

  3. Is this your kitchen? I love it. . .so lemonade perfect.

  4. Anonymous9:18 AM

    I like basil -- will have to try!

    Also could you please look at this video at
    My sisters friend is trying to win a scholarship to college and the more viewers the better her chance of winning-- It had to be about the benefits of Tea. The girl that made the video used her twin brothers in the video. She likes the Godfather so that is why she used that theme. I thought it was something for your blog as Tea is your theme! Thank You! and I really enjoyed your tea-blog-a-thon! I drink Tea everyday!!!

  5. Karyl, can you resend the link? It won't work (at least for me). I'd love to see the video! I'm all for supporting students in film competitions for scholarships!

  6. That sounds fantastic!!! I love that kitchen, too.

  7. Mmmm.... don't believe we've tried basil before. Sounds yummy & oh so refreshing!
    Karla & Karrie

  8. Anonymous7:53 PM

    I enjoy the recipe, but do the strawberries give it a sweet flavor?


  9. Anonymous9:06 PM

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I have strawberries in my fridge, and the basil is the only thing in my container "garden" that is doing well this year -- but I never would have thought of this combination!

  10. Ohhhh..this once sounds pastor makes lemonaide and adds sliced jalapeno's...not alot...but you let the flavors blend and then strain a bit as your is delicious it a little *kick*

  11. Anonymous8:11 PM

    The tea video can also be found at - type in
    Tea For The Family

    The more people that watch the better her chances of a scholarship.
    Thank You!

  12. What a great combination...I must try this. I especially love lemonade, and strawberries and basis is one of my favorite herbs.


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