Introduction: Fancy Cucumber Basil Lemonade

My husband and I love this recipe shared by a friend. I was trying to figure out what to do with my basil before it wilted. It seems like a drink you might get served to you by a pool at an expensive hotel. The best word for it is fancy.

Step 1: Ingredients

You will need:

Two lemons

Part of a cucumber

A small bunch of basil

1/3 cup of sugar

water

Step 2: Squeeze Lemons

Squeeze the two lemons. I don't pick out the seeds. You can if they annoy you.

Step 3: Chop Basil

Finely chop the basil. If you put the leaves in whole they don't release as much flavor.

Step 4: Slice Cucumber

I use the vegetable pealer to slice the cucumber. You don't need big hunks just thin slices. Don't over do it on the cucumber.

Step 5: Put It Together

Add it all to the pitcher. I used a half gallon pitcher.

Step 6: Add Sugar

One third of a cup is almost too much for me. I don't like it overly sweet. Some people may like even more though.

Step 7: Hot Water

I used and electric kettle to boil three or four cups of water.

Step 8: Stir and Cool

I stirred till the sugar dissolved and let it sit and cool,

Step 9: Top It Off

I use the sprayer on my sink to add the rest of the water. I love that it makes it all frothy. The froth itself tastes good.

Step 10: Enjoy

This drink would be lovely for parties. I even made it for my husband when he was sick just so he would feel pampered and get some vitamin C in him.

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