Beverages » Basil Lemonade
Kristi McNeil of Tupelo restaurant jazzes up fresh lemonade with fragrant basil simple syrup. Basil leaves are simmered in sugar and water to extract their garden-fresh herbaceous nuance. The syrup is used to sweeten freshly squeezed lemon juice and water. This refreshing beverage is perfect to make in bulk and store in a pitcher for unexpected guests, or to have on hand for leisurely sipping on a back porch summer day.