Put a Twist on Your Summer Lemonade with These 3 Recipes

Nobody wants to be outside on a hot day without a refreshing drink in their hand!

Luckily, Flavorman has three new recipes that will keep you cool this summer.

 

Ginger Basil Limeade

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 8 limes)
  • 2 bottles ginger beer
  • Fresh basil, for garnish

Instructions: Combine basil leaves and sugar in a pitcher. Crush leaves with a wooden spoon until well-bruised. Add water and lime juice and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add ginger beer and stir until combined. Serve over ice, garnished with a sprig of fresh basil. To make a refreshing cocktail, add 1.5oz of vodka to each glass for an herbal twist on a Moscow Mule!

 

 

Honey Mint Grapefruit-ade

Honey syrup:

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup warm water
    Mix together honey and water until honey is completely dissolved

Honey mint Grapefruit-aid:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2½ cups fresh grapefruit juice
  • Fresh mint, for garnish

Instructions: In a pitcher, combine honey syrup and mint. Muddle until the mint is well-bruised. Add water and grapefruit juice and stir to combine. Serve over ice, garnished with a fresh mint sprig. To make a refreshing cocktail, replace water with 1 cup of bourbon.

 

Hibiscus Tea (Jamaica) + Lemonade

For Hibiscus Tea (Jamaica):

  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup dried culinary Hibiscus flowers
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ¾-1 cup sugar

Add water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add sugar and stir to dissolve. Add all other ingredients and cover and let sit for 30 minutes. Strain into a pitcher and discard the hibiscus flowers and cinnamon stick. Chill.

For Lemonade:

  • 2-3 cups water (sparkling, if you want some bubbles)
  • ¾ cup fresh lemon juice (from about 6 lemons)
  • Lemon wheels or fresh hibiscus flowers, for garnish

Instructions: Just before serving, add lemon juice and remaining water (still or sparkling), to taste to the hibiscus tea. Serve over ice, garnished with a lemon wheel or a fresh hibiscus flower. To make a refreshing cocktail, replace 1 cup of water from the lemonade with 1 cup of gin. We suggest a floral gin like Hendricks.