Strawberry Basil Lemonade Chiller – Spiked and Kid Friendly

  • Author: The Kitchen Whisperer

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Simple Syrup

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Water (3 cups for spiked, 5 cups for kid-friendly)
  • 1 pound of strawberries, hulled
  • 1 cup loosely packed basil leaves (almost .5 ounces)
  • 2 cups vodka (if spiked – only add the 3 cups of water then)


Make the syrup

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and water. Boil for 5-10 minutes, without stirring or until the sugar is all dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and chill before using. ~at least 1 hour


  1. In a blender, add the strawberries and 1 cup basil leaves and pulse until smooth. Feel free to run the mixture through a sieve if you don’t want the seeds/pulp. I prefer it.
  2. In a large pitcher, add the lemon juice, water, simple syrup, strawberry-basil mixture and vodka (if using).
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour over ice and garnish with a basil leaf and strawberry.


If you do add alcohol, please drink responsibly and never, EVER drink and drive! You’re too important to the TKW Family!

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