Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 10 MINUTES

2 ratings
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  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 lb strawberries, hulled and sliced, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, tightly packed, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 cups lemon juice, (fresh, if possible)
  • 3 1/2 quarts water, (cold) plus one cup for cooking strawberries


Step 1

Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the sugar and stir until it dissolves. Add strawberries and basil and cook at a simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand until completely cool.

Step 2

Strain the strawberry syrup and discard the solids.

Step 3

In a one-gallon container, add lemon juice, water and strawberry basil syrup.

Step 4

Stir until well mixed. Stir in additional garnishes, if desired.

Strawberry Basil Lemonade


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2 Reviews

Kristiana 2/7/2017
I made this for

I made this for my family BBQ and it was a HUGE hit! Thanks Paula <3

herminia 2/14/2016
i will be trying

i will be trying it, but with less sugar. other then that, sounds delicious.

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