• Cooking Time: 5 min.
  • Servings: 4 to 6
  • Preparation Time: 20 min.



  • 2 cups lemon juice, about 12 to 15 lemons
  • 2 cups Basil Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 2 cups cold or sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Lemon twists, for garnish
  • Basil Simple Syrup:
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, washed and stemmed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • 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:
  • 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.

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