Sunday, 23 December 2012

Purple Lemonade

Purple Lemonade


  • 4 cups water
  • 12 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 12 cup basil leaves (loosely packed purple, 14 ounce)
  • 6 tbsps sugar
  • 4 cups ice
  • basil (purple, sprigs)
1. Combine 4 cups water and juice in a large bowl. Place 1/2 cup basil and sugar in a mortar; pound with pestle until a paste forms. Add sugar mixture to juice mixture; stir until sugar dissolves. Strain mixture through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids. Place 1 cup ice in each of 4 glasses. Pour about 1 cup lemonade into each glass; garnish each serving with 1 basil sprig.

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