Basil Coconut Water Lemonade

This Basil Coconut Water Lemonade is a refreshing summer drink that will have you wanting more. Basil, lemon and coconut water combine to make this one delicious beverage. It’s perfect for those hot days when you need something refreshing to quench your thirst!

Summer is in full swing where I am, which means we’re spending a ton of time outside.

With this gorgeous whether, we’re hitting up BBQs and picnics, and spending our days by the pool, hiking in the hills, and relaxing in sandals!

You know what’s absolutely perfect for this kind of weather? And to take to a BBQ or picnic and be an absolute hero?

Freshly made lemonade!

Homemade lemonade made from real lemons, pulp and all. So refreshing.

But why make fresh homemade lemonade with plain ol’ water when you can make it with coconut water. And add some gorgeous flavor twists with fresh basil and a bit of mint?

So refreshing!

This recipe is great for a picnic, but it’s also a pretty awesome treat after a workout, since the coconut water is packed with goodness for recovery and beating the heat.

Seriously – coconut water is like Mother Nature’s gatorade.

It will quench your thirst, and that’s because it contains essential electrolytes that your body needs and loves. I’m talking about calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium, friends, to replenish the mineral-packed fluids your body loses when it sweats.

So enjoy! This is going to quench your thirst on a hot day, and the sweetness of the basil addition and fresh mint will really knock your socks off.

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time:
Total Time: 5 mins
Yield: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 liter of coconut water
  • 2 tablespoons basil simple syrup
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 small bunch mint, washed with leaves picked from stem
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Make the basil simple syrup ahead of time and let cool.
  2. In a pitcher, combine coconut water, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Stir vigorously to mix.
  4. Add sliced lemons, fresh mint and ice.
  5. Stir again, and enjoy.