Basil Lemonade

Former Root Radical crew member Anika found this great recipe for a lemonade with an exciting twist!

Basil Lemonade


  • ½ cup lightly-packed, fresh basil leaf rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 sprig fresh basil


  1. In a 1 ½ to 2 Qt glass bowl, combine basil leaves and sugar. With a wooden spoon, crush leaves with sugar until thoroughly bruised.

  2. Add water and lemon juice, and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Taste and add more sugar if desired.