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Herbed Lemonade

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6
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Basil and mint add a sophisticated touch to this zesty homemade refresher.

Deborah Harroun Recipe by Deborah Harroun
August 1, 2011

Ingredients

2
cups sugar
3
cups water
1/2
cup loosely packed fresh basil
1/2
cup loosely packed fresh mint
2
cups lemon juice

Directions

  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, mix sugar, 1 cup of the water, the basil and mint. Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Cool. Strain and discard herbs.
  • 2 In pitcher, stir sugar syrup, lemon juice and remaining 2 cups water. Refrigerate until chilled.

Expert Tips

Canning jars make fun glasses for serving this lemonade. Add a sprig of basil for a garnish, if desired.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280.2
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0.3g
0%
Saturated Fat
0.0g
0%
Sodium
8.7mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
73.0g
24%
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
Sugars
68.6g
Protein
0.7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
55.30%
55%
Calcium
3.10%
3%
Iron
6.30%
6%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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