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:
Part of a cucumber
A small bunch of basil
1/3 cup of sugar
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.