Want something cold and refreshing? Try blending raspberries and basil with lemons to create Raspberry Basil Lemonade.
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Summer may be over, but it is still hot here in SW Florida! That being said, sometimes you just want something cold and refreshing to drink. So, I’ve been experimenting with mixing fresh fruits and herbs with lemons or limes to create homemade lemonade. This is my newest creation ~ Raspberry Basil Lemonade
Raspberry Basil Lemonade
Yields approximately 20 oz.
3/4 cup fresh (or frozen) organic raspberries
2 large lemons, zested and juiced
2 cups water
6 large basil leaves, more for garnish
1/2 teaspoon Stevia, or to tast
In a high speed blender or food processor, zest and juice lemons. Add raspberries, stevia and water. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until smooth. Pour liquid through fine mesh strainer to catch all of the raspberry seeds that didn’t get completely pulverized.
Pour into pitcher. Add basil to mesh infusion basket and immerse in pitcher for at least 4 hours.
When ready to serve, pour over ice and add basil garnish.
How do you like your lemonade? Post your favorite in the comments.