An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog are the combined efforts of the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
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.