Strawberry Basil Lemonade

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Strawberry-Basil Lemonade

 

Festive Farm to Table Cocktail Recipe

Ready to take your classic lemonade drink to the next level? We are finally sharing our favorite strawberry-basil lemonade cocktail recipe! It’s the perfect refreshing, easy-to-make drink for hot summer days. Whether unwinding from the day, serving with dinner, entertaining guests, or for any other special occasion, it’s sure to impress.

At Herrington on the Bay, we pride ourselves in catering only the finest farm to table food and drink. For this recipe, we love to use fresh strawberries from Swann Farms, a 380-acre farm that specializes in fruit, vegetables and berries; located a short drive from Herrington on the Bay.

RECIPE

Yield: 8.5 servings
Portion: 1 cup

INGREDIENTS

  • 1-cup Sugar
  • 1-cup Water
  • 1-cup Lemon Juice
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 ¾-cups Daily’s Strawberry Daiquiri
  • 1-bunch Fresh Basil
  • Fresh Swann Farms Strawberries to garnish

DIRECTIONS

Step 1: Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and first portion of water until the sugar is dissolved.

Step 2: While the sugar is cooking, rip up the basil and place it aside.

Step 3: Pour the sugar over the basil and let steep for 20-25 minutes.

Step 4: Strain the simple syrup and basil through a fine mesh strainer and pour into a properly sized vessel to make the rest of the lemonade.

Step 5: Add the lemon juice to the simple syrup and then dilute with the second portion of water.

Step 6: Add the Daily’s Strawberry Daiquiri to the pitcher.

Step 7: Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Step 8: When chilled, pour into glasses, garnish with fresh strawberries, and serve!