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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Serve immediately over ice.
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.