I love entertaining all summer long and this strawberry basil lemonade recipe is the perfect addition to any summertime menu. One of my go-to entertaining tips is to get as much done as possible before your friends arrive. That way you can really relax rather than work away in the kitchen. Pitcher drinks are a great way to do this since they can often be made ahead of time and left to refrigerate. I tend to just add ice once the party is getting started and let my friends help themselves. Have a station on the counter ready with glasses and cocktail napkins and just set the pitcher, in this case strawberry basil lemonade, nearby.
Right now my basil is growing like crazy. I can’t keep up with it! The added basil in this drink makes for a pleasant surprise and really expresses the tastes of the season. The best part about this drink is that you can maje the strawberry basil lemonade as is, or add about a cup of vodka to spike it for the grown-ups. How refreshing! Plus, it’s just so pretty!!
Strawberry Basil Lemonade
1 can frozen pink lemonade
8-10 strawberries, washed, stems removed and sliced
10 basil leaves
1 cup vodka (optional)
Directions: Make the can of frozen pink lemonade according to the directions in a pitcher. Next, add the vodka if choosing the spiked option. Then add the berries and basil. Refrigerate until ready to serve and add ice to the level desired.
For a garnish, you might want to have a few small leaves and strawberry slices ready in a small bowl to top each glass with. Guests will be wowed and this drink truly takes no time at all.
So, this strawberry basil lemonade is what’s on my summertime cocktail menu. What about you? I’m starting to think I may just need a pitcher of it in the fridge at all times!
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