Laura’s Basil Limeade

Summer is Almost Here!

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Summer is the time for cool and refreshing homemade drinks!

I always make my own. Green tea, mint tea with herbs from my garden, sweet tea and lemonade; I adore them all. Years ago a friend shared this limeade recipe with me and it has since become one of my favorites!

This is from my friend Laura, owner of Herbal Accents. She is an amazing gardener and a terrific cook. I linked her website so you can go visit and see some of her lovely herb garden pictures. She will inspire you!


Laura’s Basil Limeade

Laura’s Basil Limeade


  • 1 Cup of Lime Juice (Fresh Squeezed or Bottled)
  • 1 Cup of Sugar ( 8 TBSP. Truvia, Stevia or equivalent sugar free sweetener)
  • 6-7 Cups of Club Soda
  • Crushed Ice
  • Fresh Lime Slices (I use 2-4 Limes)
  • 3-4 Sweet Basil Sprigs (Medium to Large Springs)
  • Extra Lime Wedges and Basil for Garnishing


  • In a pitcher, mix juice, sugar or non-sugar sweetener and club soda until sweetener is dissolved. Add sweet basil and lime slices to the mixture and let it set.
  • Put crushed ice and a sweet basil sprig in each glass and pour the club soda mixture over.
  • Serve with a wedge of lime garnishing the edge of each glass.
  • The great thing about making your own beverages, instead of buying sodas or Kool-Aid this summer is knowing you are giving your family a healthy alternative with no artificial colors or flavors! You control the ingredients, the amount of sugar and type of sweetener.

    It is so much healthier!


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