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strawberry basil lemonade garnished with strawberry and fresh lemon wedge

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Strawberry Basil Lemonade is a fresh and fruity mocktail to enjoy throughout the spring and summer. Enjoy it for MDW, Fourth of July and so much more! Option to turn it into a strawberry basil cocktail, too!



10 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1012 lemons)

1 lb strawberries

1012 basil leaves

2.5 cups cold water

½ cup simple syrup, or more to taste

Gin or Vodka, optional


Juice the lemons: Juice lemons by hand or with a juicer. Strain the juice and set aside, or refrigerate for later.

Blend strawberries and basil: Add strawberries and basil leaves to a food processor or blender. Blend together until basil leaves are finely chopped and strawberries have released their juices. Pour mixture through a fine mesh sieve and discard pulp.

Combine ingredients: In a large pitcher, add fresh lemon juice, strawberry basil mixture, water and simple syrup. Give it a good stir and taste test for sweetness.

Pour and serve: Pour evenly into 4-6 glasses and top with ice cubes. For an extra special touch, garnish with fresh basil leaves, strawberries and lemon slices.


Nutrition info does not include alcohol.

Keywords: spring, mocktail, strawberries