What a busy week! We had a Fourth of July bash at my house, and as usual, I seriously underestimated the time it takes to host people. It was well worth it though to be surrounded by good friends and family for a fun filled day.
One of the hits of the party was this Cathy inspired beverage: Basil Lemonade and Vodka.
Are you growing copious amounts of delicious smelling basil in your garden like we are?
I love it! It smells awesome, and it screams summer, and it is so delicious, and normally so expensive! I never allow myself the luxury of fresh basil in the winter, so I feel like I’m living the high life right now.
So, since I have so much (for a while I was dealing with a basil plant buying addiction at the farmer’s market), I’m on the prowl for recipes that call for fresh basil. And this one could not be easier.
Basil Syrup (this is for one batch, but it goes quickly, so I’d double it)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves