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Easy Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

Summertime is such a great season to experiment with refreshing drinks, the most perfect fruit is in season and it’s so perfect when you can cool off with a delicious treat! Today I’m sharing with you a fun Strawberry Basil Lemonade recipe!


Easy Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

A Refreshing Symphony: Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe!

When life gives you lemons, why not add strawberries and basil to the mix? Say hello to this delightful Strawberry Basil Lemonade! With the juiciness of ripe strawberries, the tang of fresh lemon juice, and the aromatic hint of basil, this lemonade is like summer in a glass. It’s a refreshing beverage that’s not just gorgeous to look at but equally tantalizing to your taste buds. Let’s dive into the magic of this delectable drink!

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1. Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh? Absolutely! Frozen strawberries work great in this recipe and can make the lemonade even more refreshing.

2. Can I make this lemonade ahead of time? Yes, you can make this a day ahead. Just leave out the ice until you’re ready to serve so it doesn’t get watered down.

3. Is there an alternative to using sugar? Certainly! You can use honey, agave syrup, or any sugar substitute that you prefer for a healthier option.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Use a muddler or the back of a spoon to gently muddle the strawberries and basil leaves to release their flavors.
  • If you find the lemonade too sweet or too tangy, adjust by adding more water, lemon juice, or sweetener to taste.
  • Strain the lemonade if you prefer a smoother texture without bits of strawberries and basil.


  • Strawberry Basil Lemonade Sparkler: Add some club soda to give it a fizzy twist.
  • Adult Version: Turn it into a cocktail by adding a splash of vodka or gin.
  • Tropical Twist: Add a splash of coconut water for a tropical flavor.

Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

Where to Serve:

This Strawberry Basil Lemonade is perfect for any occasion. Serve it at backyard BBQs, picnics, or pool parties. It’s also an elegant choice for brunches, bridal showers, or even as a non-alcoholic option at a cocktail party.

What to Do with Leftovers:

If you have leftover lemonade, don’t let it go to waste! You can pour it into popsicle molds and freeze it to make Strawberry Basil Lemonade popsicles. Another option is to use it as a base for a fruity salad dressing by mixing it with olive oil and vinegar.

Topping Options:

  • Garnish with fresh strawberry slices, a sprig of basil, and a lemon wheel.
  • Add a rim of sugar to the glasses for an extra touch of sweetness.
  • Top it off with a mint leaf for an extra burst of freshness.

Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

Why This Recipe Works:

This Strawberry Basil Lemonade recipe is a winner because it perfectly balances the sweet, tangy, and aromatic flavors. The ripe strawberries add natural sweetness and a beautiful pink hue, while the lemon juice brings in the classic tang of a lemonade. The basil, often used in savory dishes, adds an unexpected twist that takes this lemonade to another level. This combination not only quenches thirst but also leaves an unforgettable taste that will have you coming back for more. The simplicity and versatility of this recipe allow for easy adjustments to suit individual tastes, making it a crowd-pleaser.

So, bring out your pitcher and let’s toast to the symphony of flavors that this Strawberry Basil Lemonade brings to your table. Cheers to refreshment with a twist!

Looking for a refreshing drink? Check out this easy and delicious strawberry basil lemonade recipe! Perfect for BBQs, outdoor events and parties!

I love all kinds of lemonade, to be honest it’s my FAVORITE drink year round! I like to mix things up with lemonades because–why not?

This strawberry basil lemonade recipe is super simple and delicious. Perfect for parties or even just everyday enjoyment. 

What are some other fun refreshing drink recipes to try?

If you are looking for more fun mocktails be sure to check this comprehensive list 17+ Delicious Non Alcoholic Mocktail Recipes For Any Occasion!

Easy Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

Easy Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe


  • 10 Lemons; fresh squeezed juice
  • 14 strawberries; sliced
  • Water
  • 6 basil leaves; chopped
  • 1 cup sugar - more if you would like it sweeter


  1. Squeeze the juice from the lemons and pour into a pitcher. Add strawberries and muddle in the bottom leaving some whole chunks. Pour in sugar.
  2. Add water to fill the pitcher and stir well. Add to glass topped of with a slice of lemon and a strawberry with ice.
  3. Add basil leaves and mix.
  4. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 305Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 9mgCarbohydrates 82gFiber 7gSugar 63gProtein 3g

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Wednesday 24th of July 2019

I gotta make this recipe! I wish I bought a small little plastic pool for us and I saw one on sale too but didn't grab it.


Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

Hello Nellie, Thank you for putting these together. I love Lemonade.

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