Basil Beerade
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Serves 4
Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 4
  • 1 c water
  • ⅔ c sugar
  • ½ c lemon-lime juice, about 2 lemons and 2 limes, or you can use all lemons or limes
  • ½ c loosely packed basil, rinsed, 1.2 oz
  • 2 12 oz cans of cheap beer
  • Ice
  1. Squeeze juice from lemons and lime.
  2. Reserve ½ c and set aside.
  3. Place basil in a food processor. Pulse a few times. Put chopped basil in small bowl.
  4. Place bowl next to the stove.
  5. Put the water and sugar in a pot over medium heat.
  6. Stir until the sugar dissolves, about 90 seconds.
  7. When sugar dissolves add chopped basil and simmer for 1 minute.
  8. Immediately remove from heat and strain into a small bowl.
  9. Press basil with spatula to get all the basil-infused simple syrup.
  10. Discard basil.
  11. Add lemon-lime juice to simple syrup and let cool.
  12. Place lemon-lime/simple syrup mixture in a large pitcher filled with a little ice.
  13. Pour in 2 cans of beer.
  14. Stir well as the tiny bits of basil will settle at the bottom.
  15. Serve in a pint glass over ice and garnish with lemon or lime slice and a sprig of basil.
If you want to save on calories you could reduce the sugar to ½ c and use light beer.
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