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Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade was basically the first drink recipe I ever post on WGC and it's been my most requested drink ever since. It's a refreshing blend of homemade lemonade that gets fresh strawberries and basil pureed into the mixture
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry basil lemonade, strawberry basil lemonade gaby, strawberry basil lemonade recipe, how to make strawberry basil lemonade, strawberry lemonade
Servings: 4 people
Author: Gaby


  • 10 lemons, juiced, about 1 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup super fine sugar
  • 4 cups warm water
  • 8-10 strawberries, tops removed
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup vodka optional


  • Juice the lemons and transfer the juice into a large pitcher.
  • Add the sugar and the water and stir to combine and dissolve the sugar. Let cool entirely.
  • Add the strawberries and basil.
  • Using an immersion blender, blend the mixture for about 20 seconds just until the mixture turns pink and the basil is finely chopped. Strain out any of the basil bits if you don't want them, they'll have already infused into the drink.
  • Add alcohol if desired. Serve over crushed ice and enjoy!