Basil Infused Cherry Limeade

One of the first recipes I ever photographed and posted was a Basil Infused Cherry Limeade. At the time I really had no clue how to take pictures of food or really pictures in general. I didn’t even have some of those original pictures in focus because I didn’t know how to focus it. Serious game changer the day I figured that out Hah!

I decided to rework this recipe a little bit so you can make this drink any time of the year with frozen cherries and I also really wanted to reshoot the images. Hah!

I decided to keep the old recipe up though so if you want to make this with fresh cherries you can head over to the original recipe HERE.

As much as I love a good cocktail I do think that there are plenty of great ways to make a delicious, flavorful mocktail that isn’t overly sweet or boring. This recipe is fairly simple and can be thrown together quickly. Since the base is a concentrate it allows you to really customize the drink it to your taste. It is the perfect drink to make for your spring parties

Enjoy!

Basil Infused Cherry Limeade
Serves 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1.5 lbs frozen dark cherries
  2. 2 tablespoons lime zest
  3. ¾ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  4. ½ cup water
  5. 3 tablespoons honey
  6. 12 fresh basil leaves
Instructions
  1. Add the frozen cherries to the blender and let thaw some while you zest the limes and squeeze the juice.
  2. Add the water, lime zest and lime juice and puree in a high-speed blender until mixture is smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve and in to a medium saucepan.
  4. Add the honey and basil leaves to the cherry limeade mixture and let steep and lightly simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  5. Let cool to room temperature and then remove the basil leaves.
  6. Add 1-2 tablespoons of cherry limeade concentrate to a glass filled with ice and top with about 1 cup of sparkling water.
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