5 o’Clock Friday Recipe: Strawberry Basil Lemonade (with or without alcohol)

by Robyn Wright on August 28, 2015

in Food

Strawberry Basil Lemonade - a refreshing summer cocktail! Make it with or without rum  |  RobynsOnlineWorld.com

Thank goodness it is Friday! This has been a really long week for me because Hubby has been out of town for work. While I do have a house full of pets as company, it is not quite the same as having humans with me. Thanks to Sparkling ICE for sharing this week’s cocktail recipe which will be perfect to sip out on the patio when Hubby gets home tonight and tells me about his week.

While I prefer to include the rum in this recipe – yes, I know that shocks you all – you could easily still enjoy this drink without it if you prefer. If you opt to not use rum simply muddle the basil a bit with a splash of the Strawberry Lemonade first and then proceed with the rest of the recipe as shown below. The fresh strawberries and basil make this extra special whichever way you make it. Plus Sparkling ICE has zero calories which makes it a much less guilty drink.

Is this a drink you will try? Would it be with or without the rum?

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{ 19 comments }

1 tatertot374 August 28, 2015 at 4:01 pm

This sounds yummy!

2 Robyn Wright August 31, 2015 at 2:35 pm

It really is @tatertot374:disqus

3 Jana Payton Goldey August 28, 2015 at 5:52 pm

Wowzers! I am gonna have to try these asap! Hello yummerz!

4 Robyn Wright August 31, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Let me know what you think once you try it!

5 Jana Payton Goldey August 31, 2015 at 2:44 pm

I am gonna mix those babies up when I have everyone over for our first football game…Go Cards~

6 shellypeterson August 28, 2015 at 8:58 pm

This drink looks super good and refreshing!

7 Robyn Wright August 31, 2015 at 2:35 pm

It really is @shellypeterson:disqus

8 Yeng Lor August 28, 2015 at 9:17 pm

Wow so refreshing, alcohol is a plus in this drink for sure

9 Robyn Wright August 31, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Ha! I’m with you @yeng_lor:disqus, I always like my drinks with alcohol!

10 Robin August 29, 2015 at 6:47 am

The strawberry lemonade sounds really good (yes, I would probably leave out the rum)!

11 Robyn Wright September 5, 2015 at 5:13 pm

It would be delicious even without the rum!

12 steve weber September 3, 2015 at 1:17 am

I might have to try this for Labor Day this weekend!

13 Robyn Wright September 5, 2015 at 5:13 pm

Let me know if you do try it and what you think!

14 pricousins September 3, 2015 at 10:15 am

I have had this, and I really do like it! YUM!

15 Robyn Wright September 5, 2015 at 5:13 pm

Happy dance!

16 Kristen September 9, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Not sure about basil in my drink but….it sure does look good overall…I’ll give it a try!

17 Robyn Wright September 16, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Many folks are uncertain about basil, or other herbs, in drinks to start, but once you try it you will be hooked!

18 Elena September 16, 2015 at 12:04 pm

I love basil lemonade. So refreshing.

19 SheilaV November 28, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Now I have been wanting to try the virgin version of this. I will have to pin it so I will quit forgetting to make it.

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