Refreshing and tonic: how to make basil lemonade

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Refreshing and tonic: how to make basil lemonade

Basil leaves have a pleasant aroma and a light pungent flavor. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties. It can also be useful for strengthening the immune system and reducing inflammation in the body.

Basil contains vitamins A, K, C, magnesium, iron, calcium and other useful nutrients. It is commonly used as a spice, but it can also be used to make drinks.

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We suggest that you try making homemade basil lemonade - a refreshing and tonic drink that will help you get through the hot days more easily.


  • 4-5 fresh lemons
  • 1 orange
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh basil
  • 1-2 tbsp of sugar (or to your taste)
  • Ice - optional
  • Water - 1 liter

How to make homemade lemonade

Wash the lemons and orange. Squeeze the juice from the lemons and orange and strain it.

Mix the juice with sugar in a pitcher or jug.

Take a few branches of basil, tear off the leaves and mash them in a mortar or bowl, and add them to the jug. Stir, cover with water and let it steep for an hour or two. Add ice cubes.

Optionally, you can add mint leaves to the lemonade.

This refreshing lemonade with basil and citrus will be a great drink on hot days. Enjoy!

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