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Strawberry Basil Lemonade

A Strawberry Basil Lemonade recipe that can be made as is or spiked with Vodka. With ingredients like fresh fruit and herbs, it’s perfect for summer entertaining!

I love entertaining all summer long and this strawberry basil lemonade recipe is the perfect addition to any summertime menu. The basil adds an unexpected note to the usual strawberry lemonade recipe and will make your tastebuds sing!

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.

A Strawberry Basil Lemonade recipe that can be made as is or spiked with Vodka. With ingredients like fresh fruit and herbs, it's perfect for summer entertaining!

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.

pitcher and glass of strawberry basil lemondade

Right now my basil is growing like crazy. I can’t keep up with it! The added basil in this strawberry lemonade recipe makes for a pleasant surprise and really expresses the tastes of the season. The best part about this drink is that you can make 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!!

Glass of Strawberry Basil Lemonade garnished with strawberries and basil on a red and white table cloth

Strawberry Basil Lemonade Printable Recipe

Yield: 1 pitcher

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade
Stir up a pitcher of strawberry basil lemonade for your next gathering!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 can frozen pink lemonade
  • 8-10 strawberries, washed, stems removed and sliced
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 1 cup vodka (optional)


  1. Make the can of frozen pink lemonade according to the directions in a pitcher.
  2. Add the vodka if choosing the spiked option.
  3. Add the berries and basil. Refrigerate until ready to serve and add ice to the level desired. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 glass

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 289 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 7mg Carbohydrates: 39g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 27g Protein: 3g

Garnish your Strawberry Basil Lemonade

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.

All that’s left is to enjoy!

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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  1. Miz Helen says

    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

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