This is my drink of choice this summer. The recipe is to taste, so if its too tart add more sugar or sugar substitute, add more lemon juice if it isn't citrusy enough. Try it - You'll like it.
2 to 3 Lemons, juiced
4 Cups Water
¼ to ½ cup Fresh basil leaves
Sugar substitute or simple syrup
Add the lemon juice, water, and basil leaves to a blender/food processor. Strain the liquid to get rid of the processed basil leaves. Sweeten with sugar substitute or simple syrup to taste. Pour over ice. Enjoy.
Feel free to add a shot of vodka to this for a more adult refresher.
This was inspired by Sotto Sopra's Lemon Basil Sorbetto.