A big thank you to Kraft and Walmart for sponsoring this Strawberry Basil Lemonade recipe post. All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own. #FireUpTheGrill #CollectiveBias
Have you ever wondered what summer would taste like if you could capture its’ flavor? Today I have the answer for you, and it is hands down one of my new favorite drinks!
The strawberry basil lemonade recipe I’m sharing with you today combines two of my favorite summer tastes- red juicy strawberries with fresh sweet basil. Mmmmm, these two are a match made in heaven, and I’ll be showing you how easy it is to combine these two tasty flavors into one amazing drink.
This recipe makes an entire gallon of strawberry lemonade, but is easy to adjust to make less if needed. Mix up a batch for your next family dinner or for summer entertaining and get ready for lots of smiles!
Strawberry Basil Lemonade
- 1 1/2 cups washed strawberries with the green tops removed
- 1 handful fresh basil, washed with stems removed
- 1 cup sugar
- Country Time Strawberry Lemonade Drink Mix
Step 1. Roughly chop the basil leaves and strawberries.
Step 2. Stir together one cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a small pot, then add the basil leaves. Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, then let sit and steep for a few minutes.
Step 3. Fill the lid of the Country Time Strawberry Lemonade Mix to the 2 qt. line, then place in a large gallon pitcher. Repeat so that you have enough mix to make a gallon. Place the strawberries into the blender and puree them.
* If you like small pieces of strawberries in your strawberry lemonade, then you can leave the strawberries as is. If you don’t like small strawberry pieces and seeds in your drink, then use a strainer to remove the strawberry pieces from the strawberry juice.
Step 4. Use a strainer to separate the basil leaves from the basil sugar syrup. If the syrup has cooled, then you can add it to the pitcher with the drink mix. If the syrup is still warm, then add some ice cubes to cool it down, then add it to the drink mix in the pitcher.
Step 5. Add the strawberry puree to the pitcher, and then fill the gallon pitcher up with cold water and stir.
Pour yourself a glass of strawberry lemonade over ice, relax, and enjoy! The basil flavor in the drink is present, but isn’t overpowering.
Summer in a glass!
I served our strawberry basil lemonade with an easy dinner that I picked up at Walmart.
I bought a Marketside Pepperoni Pizza and a Southwest Chicken Flatbread (that I grilled outside on our grill), some watermelon, a salad mix, and some chicken.
Try mixing up a batch of this yummy strawberry basil lemonade and enjoy the rest of your summer! Be sure to check out this awesome digital cookbook for lots of tasty summer cooking inspiration!
After dinner we made some of our favorite Chocolate No Bake Cookies. These are a family favorite that we make almost every week, and you don’t even have to turn on the oven! You can find the yummy recipe HERE.
OR you can always have s’mores for dessert, too! You can click HERE to see how to set up an easy yet beautiful S’mores Bar for the family or for entertaining, along with a Turtle S’mores recipe that tastes amazing and is perfect for the summer!