Strawberry Basil Lemonade

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Quench your thirst with a single serve glass of Strawberry Basil Lemonade. This drink is absolutely refreshing for summertime (especially when you’re sipping it poolside)!

Hi everyone! Lisa Favre here, ready and back in action to make a new recipe for you! If you’ve ever visited my food blog, Sugar Agenda, you’d know that I have a HUGE sweet tooth. My biggest specialty is cookies, but today, I’m satisfying my sweet tooth in another way: through lemonade!

A mason jar filled with Strawberry Basil Lemonade and topped off with a pink straw

I’m one for always elevating a basic recipe and today, I’m doing exactly that with my beverage. I am incredibly proud to present my own rendition of Strawberry Basil Lemonade. Keep on reading through the post for my easy step-by-step instructions!

How to Make Strawberry Basil Lemonade

The best part about my Strawberry Basil Lemonade is that you don’t need to make a big batch! This particular recipe focuses on individual servings and almost serves as a mocktail.

Bird's eye view of strawberry basil lemonade in mason jars. One serving has a bright pink straw.
Two mason jars filled with lemonade, infused with strawberry and basil. One mason jar has a hot pink straw.

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These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

my very best tips on Making the most delicious strawberry basil lemonade:

use a mortar and pestle

To create the base of this Strawberry Basil Lemonade, I recommend combining the ingredients by using a mortar and pestle. The idea is to have the flavors fuse in together and a mortar and pestle works really well for this.

Bird's eye view of strawberry basil lemonade in mason jars. One serving has a bright pink straw.

However, if you find yourself without a mortar and pestle, then mixing everything in a bowl works as well! I suggest using the back of a large spoon to crush the strawberries.

Use Ready-Made Lemonade

The point of this recipe is to make an elevated version of a classic drink in as little steps as possible! For my Strawberry Basil Lemonade, you can pick up your favorite lemonade at your local grocery store.

serve as a mocktail

With the way this lemonade is prepared, it almost reminds me of a mojito! My current recipe doesn’t involve any alcohol, so it’s perfect for the whole family. However, if you wanted to make an “adult version” of the drink, I recommend adding a splash of gin or vodka!

Bird's eye view of strawberry basil lemonade in mason jars. One serving has a bright pink straw.

Easy-to-find ingredients

The best part about this lemonade recipe is that it uses very common ingredients. As a food blogger, fresh basil and frozen strawberries are something I often have on-hand, so making this drink on the daily is a total breeze!

I love the fact that anyone can find all of this recipe’s ingredients in their favorite grocery store. Plus, it’s an elevated drink but still very much budget-friendly!

A mason jar filled with Strawberry Basil Lemonade and topped off with a pink straw
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Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Quench your thirst with this delicious (and incredibly easy!) recipe for Strawberry Basil Lemonade. It's refreshing and perfect for those hot summer months!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basil, lemon, lemonade, strawberries, strawberry
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Lisa Favre

Equipment

  • 1 mortar and pestle
  • 2 straws
  • 2 mason jars

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup frozen strawberries thawed
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 4 basil leaves
  • Ice
  • 2 cups ready-made lemonade

Instructions

  • Add thawed strawberries, sugar and 2 basil leaves (cut into small pieces) into mortar and pestle.
  • Crush and mix the ingredients and then pour and divide evenly into 2 mason jars.
  • Add ice to each serving
  • Pour lemonade into each glass

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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