Basil Lemonade


-4 cups fresh basil leaves, packed, plus 6 basil sprigs for garnish
-3/4 cup sugar
-6 cups of water
-1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (approx. 6 lemons)

1. Combine basil leaves, sugar, 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil while stirring mixture to allow sugar to dissolve and basil leaves to wilt. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.

2. Strain mixture and let cool.
3. Put 2 cups of basil syrup into big pitcher. Mix in lemon juice and 4 cups of water. Put lemonade in the fridge and let chill. 
4. Add in some ice and basil sprigs. Enjoy!!


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