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Basil-Citrus Cooler

Kick off any gathering with a refreshing summer sip -- this colorful lemonade-stand upgrade is sure to hit the spot.

  • Yield: Makes about 8 cups
Basil-Citrus Cooler

Source: Everyday Food, June 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cups fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • Ice

Directions

  1. In a large container, combine basil and sugar. Mash with the back of a wooden spoon until basil is broken up. Add orange juice, lime juice, and 5 cups water; stir until sugar is dissolved. Serve over ice.

Cook's Note

Easy Entertaining
This drink can be refrigerated for up to 3 days -- add garnish and ice before serving. Try using canning jars in place of pitchers or glasses for a casual party.

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