1 ounce fresh basil leaves (about 1/4 cup packed)
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 quarts lemonade – (I like Newman’s Own Virgin Lemonade, you can use any kind, or even make your own)
Basil leaves and sliced lemons, for garnish
Mortar and Pestle method: Mash together sugar and basil until it forms a paste. Stir into lemonade.
Food processor method (pictured): Add basil, sugar, and just enough lemonade to blend. Blend very well. Stir into lemonade, strain if desired (I don’t!).