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Boozy Berry Basil Lemonade

Boozy Berry Basil Lemonade

A beautiful mix of berries, basil and lemons come together to make this tasty Berry Basil Lemonade cocktail (or mocktail) that's perfect for a crowd!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 6 oz servings (approx.)
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients

Basil Simple Syrup

  • 2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 oz whole, fresh basil leaves

Berry Puree

  • 12 oz blueberries
  • 12 oz strawberries stems removed, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 whole fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp white sugar

Boozy Berry Basil Lemonade

  • 1.5 cups basil simple syrup
  • 1 cup berry puree
  • 6 cups lemonade
  • 2 cups berry vodka Three Olives Triple Berry
  • juice of 4 lemons
  • 2 cups sparkling water plain

Berry Basil Lemonade (Non-Alcoholic)

  • 1 cup basil simple syrup
  • 1 cup berry puree
  • 4 cups lemonade
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup sparkling water plain

Instructions

Basil Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients over medium to medium high heat. Continually (and gently) whisk with a fork until all sugar is dissolved. While whisking, poke the whole basil leaves with the fork prongs to release more basil goodness. 

  2. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat. Let the basil leaves steep for 15 minutes. Strain out basil leaves, and store the simple syrup in the fridge until ready to use. 

Berry Puree

  1. In a quality blender (I prefer a Vitamix), combine all ingredients until seeds are pulverized. The mixture will get a little gelatin-like as it sets. This is ok. Set aside until ready to use. 

Berry Basil Lemonade (alcoholic and non-alcholic)

  1. For either recipe, combine all listed ingredients in a moderately large pitcher or punch bowl. Add ice. Garnish with round lemon slices, whole blueberries and whole basil leaves. 

  2. Serve immediately over ice. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Information (for Boozy Berry Basil Lemonade):
Note - estimated with 24 - 6 oz servings
Calories: 200; Total Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 g; Total Carbohydrates: 28 g; Sugars: 26 g; Total Fibre: 1 g; Protein: 0 g.