My in-laws are wonderful people, they introduce me to amazing new stuff, a lot of times it’s something I would’ve never thought to try on my own, this time it was Basil Limeade, that came in a fancy bottle like this:
And apparently cost top dollar.
So I decided to make my own, plus my mother-in-law grows her own basil, so all I had to get were limes 🙂
Thanks to my fab new iPad and Epicurious app, I found a recipe for Basil Limeade in no time.
Here is how it goes:
But oh wait, we gotta make the syrup first 😉
So I got all the ingredients ready:
Then simply followed the steps mentioned above (the only difference though – I used zest of 2 limes, 2 cups of basil and lemon juice, instead of lime!):
I put the syrup into the fridge, so now I can have a glass of that basil goodness any time I want. Plus I am determined to get some seltzer tomorrow (or any type of unflavored carbonated water), I just love my lemonade bubbly! It also inspired me to make my own pesto!
I personally think this was a success, and probably a lot cheaper than buying a bottle of limeade in the first place.
Would you try something like this?