National Water Day | Basil Lemonade
It’s National Water Day, a day to celebrate the drink I am not a fan of, but am supposed to drink more of. Bah.
I could have made a lot of things for today, but I chose lemonade. It’s either very hot, or the perfect weather here in Florida lately, and I couldn’t think of a better drink to refresh with than lemonade.
If you really want to get jiggy with it, add some vodka. 😉
Either way, you’ll find yourself digging through your entire house for a water bottle so you can fit it with this stuff before heading to the movies. Or maybe that’s just me.
- 1 bunch fresh basil
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups fresh lemon juice
- 3 cups cold water
- 2 cups sparkling water
- In a saucepan, combine basil, 2 cups sugar, and 1 cup water, simmering for about 5 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved. Cool, remove the basil leaves and set aside.
- In a pitcher, mix lemon juice, 3 cups cold water, and 2 cups sparkling water together. Stir in the basil simple syrup mixture. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- Add more cold water or sparkling water as needed to fill the pitcher.
Tomorrow: National Chip & Dip Day; National Melba Toast Day