Strawberry Basil Vodka Lemonade
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Recipe type: Drinks
  • 9 cups water
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1.5 lbs strawberries, washed and tops cut off
  • Lemonade mix
  • Handful fresh basil leaves
  • Vodka or gin (optional)
  1. Cut 1 lb of the strawberries in half.
  2. Pour 1 cup water and sugar in pot and cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  3. Add the cut strawberries (save the rest) and cook until they soften, about 12-15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, add the other 8 cups to a large pitcher and add lemonade mixture. Because the strawberry syrup will be sweet, only fill the lemonade measuring cap to the 1 quart line.
  5. Chill the softened strawberries until cool, to speed it up place in freezer.
  6. Slowly pour the strawberry syrup into the lemonade mixture.
  7. Pour desired amount into a glass, add vodka or gin and 1 fresh basil leaf per glass.
Recipe by Meg's Meal Planning at