Sunday, July 10, 2011

Basil Mint Lemon-Limeade

When the temperature reaches triple digits, I look for anything to cool down.... So with basil overflowing in the garden, mint thriving by the side wall, and limes and lemons ready to be used, Basil Mint Lemon-Limeade was born!

Refreshing. Cooling. Minty Sweet. 


Squeeze juice from lemons and limes, strain out seeds. In the bottom of a tall pitcher, use a wooden spoon to gently mash the mint and basil leaves. Add the strained juice and simple syrup (I used mint-infused simple syrup available in my pantry). Add cold water (and ice if serving immediately). Taste for sweetness. Chill before serving.

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