Along with ice cold sangria…the perfect refreshing drink for summer (especially here today. Its 113º today in Arizona’s valley of the sun) is…
Italian Lemonade ~
Giada’s Italian Lemonade with Basil 😀
2 cups lemon juice, about 12 to 15 lemons
2 cups Basil Simple Syrup, recipe follows
2 cups cold or sparkling water
Lemon twists, for garnish
Mix lemon juice, Basil Simple Syrup, and water together in a pitcher. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Pour over ice filled glasses and garnish with a lemon twist.
Basil Simple Syrup:
1 bunch fresh basil, washed and stemmed
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
In a saucepan combine basil, sugar, and water and simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 5 minutes. Cool, strain the simple syrup, and store in the refrigerator.
(I added more water to mine, just sayin :D)
What made me remember this lemonade was the announcement by #QueenCreekOliveMill….
Pssst….a NEW olive oil…
from our favorite local olive oil company, actually our favorite olive oil ever, the Queen Creek Olive Mill,
Its Fresh Cut Basil Olive Oil!
Along with all their awesome oils, olives, tapenades, balsamic vinegars and their line of olive oil bath & body products . and a nice selection of wines.
Oh the many uses!
I’m trying to contain my excitement and not post in all caps!
I love this place! You’ve got to take a look at their products online. I’m so weak at this joint!
This is for foodgasms!
All I can say is it looks DIVINE!
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