Summer

Plum & Basil Lemonade

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August  4, 2021
5 Stars
Photo by Julia Gartland. Prop Stylist: Megan Hedgpeth. Food Stylist: Yossy Arefi.
  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Serves 1 drink
Author Notes

I can’t say no to a lemonade stand—it’s so perfectly nostalgic and iconic of summer. Try this fizzy riff on classic lemonade, made with LaCroix Sparkling Water’s new Beach Plum flavor and perfectly complemented by a handful of fresh basil from your windowsill. —Irene Yoo

Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is shared in partnership with LaCroix Sparkling Water. —The Editors

Ingredients
  • For the drink:
  • 4 ounces LaCroix Sparkling Water Beach Plum
  • 1/2 ounce basil-infused honey syrup
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 sprig fresh basil
  • For the basil-infused honey syrup:
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, packed
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. For the drink:
  2. Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice and stir together. Garnish with the basil sprig and serve.
  1. For the basil-infused honey syrup:
  2. Add the honey and water to a small saucepan, and heat until almost boiling, stirring to dissolve the honey.
  3. Remove from heat, add the basil, and steep for at least 20 minutes. Cool completely and strain. This syrup will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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