Yesterday Littlest and I made Basil Lemon Simple Syrup. As soon as her feet hit the ground this morning she was begging for Basil Lemonade. What could I say? After all, she deserved to taste the fruit of her labor.
We squeezed (and squeezed) lemons, added our delicious syrup, and in no time at all we were savoring fresh lemonade. Littlest loves it! I must admit, it’s crazy good lemonade and Addie’s revelation to add balsamic vinegar was sheer brilliance.
Kick off your summer with a splash and enjoy this tasty twist on lemonade. I’m making more syrup as we speak just to keep a stash in the fridge. Husband and I might even try a Basil Lemon Gimlet this weekend. I’ll keep you posted.
2 cups basil lemon simple syrup
2 cups cold water
2 cups ice cubes
1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6-8 lemons)
1 splash balsamic vinegar
Stir together ingredients in a large pitcher. Pour into ice filled glasses and enjoy!
Makes about 6 cups of lemonade.