Friday, May 14, 2021

Refreshing Sweet Basil Julep

Looking for a lovely refreshing drink? This Sweet Basil Julep was served after the garden tour during National Herb Week. It was received with enthusiasm, is easy to prepare, delightful to serve, and delicious to boot!

Sweet Basil Julep

  • 2 Tbsp. minced fresh large sweet basil leaves
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Juice of 1 large orange
  • 1 c. cold water
  • 1 bottle ginger ale (32 oz.), well chilled
Combine minced basil with sugar and fruit juices and muddle gently. Chill in fridge for 2 - 3 hours. Whisk occasionally to make sure the sugar has dissolved. Just prior to serving, add water and chilled ginger ale and mix well. Serve iced, and, with a sprig of fresh basil as garnish.


Mama said...

Sweet Basil Julep is full of flavor and quenches your thirst! This is a winner for sure!!

Marilyn Miller said...

Now that does sound totally refreshing. Yummmm!