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Cranberry Basil Lemonade

Cranberry Basil Lemonade
PREP TIME
5 min
COOK TIME
12 min
YIELDS
3 - 4 servings

It’s no secret that cranberries are tart, but refreshingly so. Adding a splash of cranberry juice into a simple lemonade makes for a nice variation on a classic summer drink theme.

Recipe by Dan Clapson using a mystery ingredient – cranberry juice – from a Chopped Canada challenge. See the full post here.

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Ingredients

Cranberry Jalapeno Simple Syrup

1
cup cranberry juice
1
cup water
cup cane sugar
1
jalapeno, halved
zest of 1 lemon

Cranberry Basil Lemonade

4
cup water
1
cup Cranberry Jalapeno Simple Syrup
3
Tbsp fresh lemon juice (approx. 2 lemons)
cup fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
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Directions

Step 1

Place all ingredients in a medium pan and bring to a simmer on high heat.

Step 2

Reduce to medium heat and let simmer until mixture reduces by half, approximately 10 minutes.

Step 3

Let cool slightly and pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove aromatics.

Step 4

Keep cool in the refrigerator and use as desired. Yields 1 cup.

Step 5

Combine all ingredients in a large jug.

Step 6

Stir, top up jug with ice and keep cool in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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