basil and jalapeno lemonade

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Melissa Baldan
from San Diego, CA

The jalapeno flavor is a nice finish to the sweet lemonade. Try this out. You'll be surprised! Pleasantly! There is ZERO heat from the jalapeno in this concoction. Even my kids drink it up! It is Fabulous!

Ingredients For basil and jalapeno lemonade

  • 4 c
    water
  • 3 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh mint
  • 1
    jalapeno pepper
  • 1 l
    club soda
  • 2 c
    fresh lemon juice
  • ice
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How To Make basil and jalapeno lemonade

  • 1
    Simple Syrup: In large saucepan combine water, sugar, basil, mint and whole jalapeno. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer. Continue simmering for 20 minutes. Strain simple syrup and discard jalapeno and leaves. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours - overnight is best.
  • 2
    In very large punch container combine syrup, soda and juice.
  • 3
    Serve over ice. Garnish with fresh basil or mint, if desired.
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