The Dining Dish blog is Dara Bunjon's take on anything food, both national and in her hometown of Baltimore. Warning: this food blog can be harmful to your waistline.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My Summer Drink

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.

Basil Lemonade

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.


Unknown said...

I tried this at Baltimore Chefs and Wine Experience and LOVED it!

Meghan said...

Yummm... :)

The Baltimore Babe said...

I tried a variation of your recipe as a martini. Very delicious, yum.

Dara Bunjon said...

I'm glad you all like it. I just love the fresh taste. It is definitely my drink of choice for the summer.


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