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Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Glass of Strawberry Basil Lemonade

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.

strawberry lemonade

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.

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

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!

strawberry basil lemonade recipe

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  • Erin B.

    Just what I need on a hot Florida day!

    July 14, 2015 at 11:03 pm Reply
  • Andra

    This looks so good! It makes me want to go revive my poor basil outside 🙁 xoAndra

    Knick Knacker

    July 16, 2015 at 1:05 am Reply
  • Erlene

    This sounds like a wonderful drink for our hot SoCal summers. I would add the vodka 🙂

    July 24, 2015 at 2:47 am Reply
  • creativejewishmom/sara

    Looks great and love that fabric you choose to use for the tablecloth, perfect! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

    July 27, 2015 at 4:19 am Reply
  • Miz Helen

    I love this combination of flavor for your refreshing drink. Hope you are having a fantastic day and we are so excited that you shared your post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Thanks so much and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    July 27, 2015 at 11:06 am Reply

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