I’m sitting beside my husband watching the lake, enjoying the warm sunshine on my skin, and listening to the trickle of the lemongrass essential oil-infused fountain beside me. I’m enjoying so many luscious senses right now!
But the sense of taste is what I’m talkin’ about today! This refreshing drink is going to be a summer time staple around here! Of course, don’t ask my what ELSE hubby put in his! Cheers!
- 1/4 C. raw evaporated cane sugar
- 1 lb. strawberries
- 1 C. fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 6 C. water
- Basil Simple Syrup from recipe below
- 1 C. ice
Basil Simple Syrup:
- 3/4 C. raw evaporated cane sugar
- 1 C. water
- 1 drop Young Living Vitality Basil Essential Oil
Sprinkle evaporated can juice on strawberries, and puree in food processor. Set aside.
Prepare simple syrup first by heating sugar and water on medium high heat until sugar is completely dissolved and a little reduced. Set aside and let cool. Once cooled, add 1 drop Basil oil.
Add 1 C. ice to the simple syrup mixture and pour into a pitcher with pureed strawberries, water, and lemon juice. Stir and enjoy! Don’t forget to garnish with fresh basil and a bright red strawberry. It totally adds to the taste when something looks pretty!