Lemon Basil Refresher

Like tarty drinks?  This version of lemonade is quick to make and refreshing. It tastes a bit like a sinful margarita but without the calories!

*Note that this drink is tart and if you like a little more sweetness, add the extra tablespoon of honey.  You can also make this drink vegan by using maple syrup instead of honey.

Lemon Basil Refresher

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup water
  • 1 small lemon, quartered (with or without rind)
  • 1/2 cup packed basil leaves
  • 1-2 tablespoons raw honey*
  • 1 one-inch piece fresh ginger
  • 8-10 ice cubes (1 heaping cup)


  1. Blend all ingredients together.  Add 1 tablespoon of honey at a time.  Taste to decide whether to add more honey for a sweeter version.
  2. Enjoy.

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