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Strawberry Basil Lemonade

This refreshing Strawberry Basil Lemonade makes for a great party drink; or make a jug for your family and enjoy it at home.

The days are getting longer and warmer. My days are really long; studying for my nursing boards (sigh). If you are craving something cold and refreshing, this is it! Strawberry Basil Lemonade makes for a great party drink; or make a jug for your family and enjoy it at home.

A glass of this sweetness also makes an excellent study companion. If you’re a real purist, you can squeeze your own 4-6 lemons. However, this method is nice when you’re entertaining a 20+ person crowd; good luck with those lemons! This strawberry lemonade is easy and oh so good! 

Ingredients for the Strawberry Basil Lemonade:

1 can of Minute Maid Pink Lemonade or your favorite lemonade
1 lb of strawberries
1 lemon, sliced
1 small handful of basil, optional
Ice as needed

How to Make Strawberry Basil Lemonade:

1. Prepare Minute Maid Lemonade according to instructions on the can – 1 can of concentrate and 4 1/3 cans of water, stirred together.



2. Wash 1  lb of strawberries. Remove stems and cut them in half.


3. Blend strawberries in a blender or food processor. Mashing them just doesn’t cut it. Unless you have really wide straws, getting chunks of strawberries stuck in your tiny straw can become irritating, when you desperately want to gulp this down. Finely chop basil and add it to the mix.

4. Stir strawberry mixture and lemon slices into the lemonade. Add lots of ice and enjoy!

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
This refreshing Strawberry Basil Lemonade makes for a great party drink; or make a jug for your family and enjoy it at home.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5
Servings: 10 -12

Ingredients

  • 1 can of Minute Maid Pink Lemonade or your favorite lemonade
  • 1 lb of strawberries
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 small handful of basil optional
  • Ice as needed

Instructions

  1. Prepare Minute Maid Lemonade according to instructions on the can - 1 can of concentrate and 4 1/3 cans of water, stirred together.
  2. Wash 1 lb of strawberries. Remove stems and cut them in half.
  3. Blend strawberries in a blender or food processor. Finely chop basil and add it to the mix.
  4. Stir strawberry mixture and lemon slices into the lemonade. Add lots of ice and enjoy!

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  • Harriet
    October 1, 2018

    I just love your photos. Combining strawberries with basil is not a combination that I have tried before. I’m definitely going to try your recipe to see how it tastes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2018

      You’re so nice! Thanks Harriet! I hope you enjoy this recipe! Reply

  • Natalie
    March 11, 2017

    Can I made it a day before serving it? And just keep in fridge? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 11, 2017

      Hi Natalie, yes that would work fine but I would add the basil fresh before serving so it doesn’t overpower the flavor as it sits in the fridge. Reply

  • Nina
    April 13, 2016

    Hi Natasha, I would love to make this lemonade for my son’s birthday, I have a 1.5 Gallon Beverage Dispenser, do I need to double this recipe to fill it up? Thank you!!

     

      Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 13, 2016

      Hi Nina, yes you would want to double it. You may even have room to triple it unless you want to keep the space for fruit and ice cubes; in that case, I would double the recipe 🙂 Reply

      • Nina
        April 14, 2016

        Thank you I will double it !!:) Reply

  • Saprina@ SaprinaSays
    July 22, 2015

    This looks s so yummy…pinning for later!

    ~Saprina
    http://www.SaprinaSays.com Reply

  • Julie
    July 10, 2013

    Looks so yummy! I’ll be making this for my sons bday party.
    Where did u get that big jar with the lid that clips? Want one so bad! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 10, 2013

      It was from Marshall’s. I’m not sure where they regularly sell these items though. Reply

  • Alina
    May 24, 2012

    Oooh I’m on my way to Winco right now to buy what I need for this lovely drink!

    As fur as basil goes, where can I get it and what department?

    Thanks mucho!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 24, 2012

      I bought the growing basil for $3 that you keep in a cup with water on the counter. Lasts forever if you water it and keeps growing new leaves as you pinch off the old ones. It’s usually next to the lettuce. If you want just a package of basil, it’s near the mushrooms but it’s the same price and will wilt much faster. This lemonade is also good without basil if for whatever reason they don’t have it. Enjoy! Reply

      • Alina
        May 24, 2012

        Thank you for your super helpful, super speedy reply!

        🙂 Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          May 24, 2012

          You’re welcome 🙂 Reply

  • May 24, 2012

    I love strawberry lemonade and I love basil. It’s only natural to combine the two. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • May 24, 2012

    I would love one now! Looks so refreshing! Reply

  • Hi Natasha, this is so refreshing, perfect for summer days. Never tried with basil but definatly will. 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 24, 2012

      Inessa; it works well without it, but the basil does add a little freshness to it. Reply

  • Sarah Z.
    May 24, 2012

    Hi Natasha,
    Yes, I was looking for meringue cookies and I would love to learn how to make bize as well. We love buying it in the russian store. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 24, 2012

      I’ve tried making them a couple times. My favorites are the ones from Trader Joe’s; big, thick and crunchy! I keep trying to make mine taste and look like that and haven’t been able to do it yet. I guess my standards are too high for this cookie 🙂 Double bummer: we don’t have a Trader Joes nearby. But, if I figure it out, I’ll definitely post it 🙂 As for zefir; have you checked out mom’s purse facebook page? I made those once with good results. It’ just makes a huge batch. Reply

  • This looks SO refreshing! Can’t wait to try it…I bet the basil adds a wonderful fresh kick! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 23, 2012

      Yes it does add a little somethin’ somethin’!! 🙂 Reply

  • Sarah Z.
    May 23, 2012

    Hi Natasha,

    This looks great. I am definitely going to make it for my son’s 2nd birthday party next weekend.
    Also, do you have a recipe for zefir and bize?
    Thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 23, 2012

      I’d blend the strawberries for kids so its more drinkable. I don’t have any zefir posted yet. What do you mean by bize? I have a couple cakes made with bize (crunchy meringue). Or are you looking for meringue cookies? Reply

  • InnaL
    May 23, 2012

    Perfect summer drink!!! Yumm Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 23, 2012

      I hope you love it. I’m drinking a giant glass of it right now 🙂 Reply

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