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Cucumber Basil Lemonade

I got thirsty this afternoon and I thought you might be thirsty too.  I’m always here to help!

Cucumber Basil Lemonade // Peanut Butter & Dill Pickles Blog

I was picking cucumbers out of the garden this morning and then I saw my basil and then I got inspired.  Cucumber basil lemonade, it is!

Cucumber Basil Lemonade // Peanut Butter & Dill Pickles Blog

Nothing fancy or difficult here.  Just all you need is a blender and 5 minutes to throw together a simple syrup.

Cucumber Basil Lemonade // Peanut Butter & Dill Pickles Blog

Yummy summer in a glass.

Cucumber Basil Lemonade

Cucumber Basil Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 2/3 c. water
  • 1/4 c. basil leaves, packed
  • 1 c. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 5-6" cucumber, chopped with seeds removed
  • 2 c. water (sparkling or still)

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan over medium high heat, bring the sugar and 2/3 c. water to a boil. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove from the heat and add the basil leaves. Stir and allow to cool to room temp. When the simple syrup has cooled, strain out the basil leaves.
  2. Meanwhile, blend the lemon juice and cucumber in a blender until totally pureed. Strain the mixture to remove any pulp.
  3. In a large pitcher or bottle, combine the basil simple syrup, cucumber/lemon juice, and 2 c. water.
  4. Serve the lemonade over ice.
http://www.pbpickles.com/2015/08/cucumber-basil-lemonade/

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