Lemonade is one of your favorite drinks and we decided to cook such a recipe on our cooking Twitch stream because it is a hot summer and we needed something refreshing to offer to you guys! ?
- 4 limes
- 1 lemon
- 3 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
- basil and/or mint leaves
- 1 to 2 cups of cold water
- 2 cups of hot water
- Ice cubes and fresh herbs to garnish
Not your average lemonade!
For this recipe, we used pretty much the same process as you would make a lemon aid.
First, we juiced the limes and the lemon in a bowl, combined with some lime and lemon zest and added warm water and sugar inside, stirred until the sugar was dissolved and added the basil.
The next step was to mix these in a blender for a smoother taste with basil after we prepared the mix we strained them into a clean pitcher, please note that you need to blend these until you get a nice green mixture.
After you strain the clean substance, add some more ice and perhaps sugar for taste because it still might be a bit sour (if you prefer sweeter) and leave for it to chill for a bit, when ready you can add some herbs like mint to it for an even fresher taste.
Yey or nay:
This one caught us a bit off guard since the taste was quite intense because the limes are quite funkier than the lemons and since they are predominant and we weren’t really used to the basil added a strong note to it as well, overall we think its a great summer drink reminds me a bit of mojito but like a fresher non-alcoholic version of it.
SCORE: 8 OF 10:
It was a bit on the bitter side for our taste because of the lime adding a bit more sugar and soda water did make it more pleasing for our taste so experiment and see what goes well with yours.