Monday, June 18, 2012

Recipes for chillin

While in Chicago a few years ago I ordered a wonderful lemonade and it's so simple to make.  On 90 degree days like this the iced tea and lemonade are flowing heavily!

Make your 2 quart recipe country time or homemade (either is fine)
add a sprig of sweet basil
and 4 smashed ripe strawberries to the pitcher
Refrigerate for an hour to let the flavors release and serve.  You can add fresh strawberries and basil to the glasses for garnish.

I made up another one last week because my lavender is in full bloom.

to a pitcher of lemonade add:
one small bunch of rinsed lavender
and a bunch of lemon balm

The extra addition of herbs adds a wonderful sweetness.