Cucumber basil lemonade

    2 hours 15 min

    Cucumber and basil add a refreshing twist to traditional homemade lemonade. Great for summer picnics!

    4 people made this

    Makes: 2 litres

    • 2L cold water, divided
    • 200g sugar
    • 335ml fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
    • 10 fresh basil leaves, torn

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr15min 

    1. Combine 250ml cold water and sugar together in a small saucepan; bring to the boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and cool syrup to room temperature.
    2. Stir syrup, remaining water, lemon juice, cucumber and basil together in a jug; chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

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    Do you use bottled lemon juice, or real lemons? Can't imagine how many lemons I'll need! ??  -  30 Jul 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a great way to use up some cucumber. It's not overly sweet, though still has the thick feel lemonade always has. Will definitely make again.  -  24 Jul 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very Refreshing! I used half the sugar and it was perfect. Will make again!  -  25 Apr 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)