10 July 2012

Lime + Lemon + Basil

Hey everyone!

This week's posts are based on the fun ideas found in the recently-released Camp Design Sponge newspaper. Because the temperatures have been rising, I decided to try something refreshing.

Inside, there's a recipe for Basil Limeade.

Here's what you'll need:
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup basil simple syrup {recipe follows}
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup basil leaves

Combine lime juice, lemon juice, and basil syrup. Stir well and combine with water. Add ice and garnish with fresh basil leaves.

Basil Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup picked basil leaves, slightly packed

Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add basil and stir to dissolve sugar. Remove from the heat and let steep for 15 minutes. Pour syrup through a sieve, discarding basil. Set aside and let cool before using.

Here's my version served in a re-purposed jam jar. 

The recipe serves four, just enough to share!
Please have a TADA! day.

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