Basil Limeade

Basil Limeade

You might not think basil belongs in a sweet summer drink, but trust me. This is delicious! A copycat recipe I created after visiting an eatery near my daughter Kenna’s home in Charlotte, NC. Very unique, earthy, and refreshing.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes


  • 6 limes seeded and juiced
  • 1 lime seeded and sliced
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves coarsely chopped
  • 3 cups ice


  • Place lime juice in a large pitcher.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup water to a boil and add honey.
  • Once the honey is dissolved, pour the honey mixture into the pitcher, and add remaining water.
  • Stir until well blended and add basil, lime slices, and ice.


Course: Drinks
Servings: 4

If you like this recipe, you can find more like it in my cookbook “Come and Get It!” Available on Amazon.


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