Italian Basil Lemonade

Today I’m celebrating which is why I pulled out the stops to make something a little extra special, Italian Basil Lemonade. Yes, that means I’ll be doing my happy dance, but the good news is I’m not dancing by myself this time. I’m joined by a whole group of food bloggers who are enjoying a good ol’ fashioned Virtual Baby Shower. OK. I know. Virtual Baby Showers are not necessarily old fashioned, but you can imagine a day where they might be, right? So please join us in welcoming a new baby coming soon to the arms of Aggie Goodman of Aggie’s Kitchen.

Sparkling Italian Basil Lemonade is perfect for a summer baby shower or any day of the week

How to Make Basil Lemonade

You can make this refreshing Basil Lemonade in less than 10 minutes! All you have to do is combine sugar, water, and lemon juice in a pitcher and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate this until you’re ready to serve.

When you’re ready to serve the lemonade, add the club soda, sorbet, crushed ice and basil sprigs to the pitcher. Pour into individual glasses.

Celebrating the upcoming birth of a new baby is such a memorable time for a family. And is there any better way to celebrate than by having a group of wonderfully supportive women surprise you with a baby shower? Besides, a baby shower is really just a party without the alcohol. Works for me!

When you think about it, that’s something we women do really well. Yes, we can party with the best of them. But this world can be a tough place sometimes, and we women have a knack for coming together and making things a little (or even a lot) better.

That’s what we’re shooting for here – a little blogisphere specialness.

Italian Basil Lemonade

My version of special was this sparkling vegan Italian Basil Lemonade. It’s a refreshing drink for baby showers or even an any day of the week drink. Be sure to check out the other tasty recipes in our Virtual Baby Shower event listed below.

Sundried Tomato Hummus from Robyn of Add a Pinch
Melon & Prosicutto Balls from Paula of bell’alimento
Bruschetta from Sheila of Eat2gather
Jalapeno Poppers from Ali of Gimme Some Oven
Grilled Naan White Pizza Bites from Jamie of Mom’s Cooking Club
Watermelon Feta Bites with Basil Olive Oil from Sandy of Reluctant Entertainer
Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Blue Cheese Wedge Salad Crostini from Cheryl of TidyMom

Toasted Coconut Milkshakes from Bev of Bev Cooks
Lemon Cream Soda from Angie of Eclectic Recipes
Peach Sorbet Bellini and Spritzers from Shaina of Food for My Family
Non Alcoholic Berry Spritzer from Lisa of Jersey Girl Cooks
Virgin Peach & Raspberry Bellinis from Milisa of Miss in the Kitchen
Italian Basil Sparkling Lemonade (this post) from Marly of Namely Marly
Italian Sodas from Laura of Real Mom Kitchen
Cafe Mocha Punch / or Iced Cafe Mocha from Amy of She Wears Many Hats

Italian Chopped Salad in a Jar {with Creamy Caesar Dressing} from Brenda of a farmgirl’s dabbles
Pesto Pasta Stuffed Tomatoes from Suzanne of Kokocooks
Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad from Liz of The Lemon Bowl
Herbed Israeli Couscous Salad with Tomato and Mozzarella from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad from Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod
Lentil and Chickpea Layered Salad from Lisa of With Style & Grace

Chicken Cacciatore from Meagan of A Zesty Bite
Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir-Fry from Cassie of Bake Your Day
Potato-Crusted Vegetarian Quiche with Zucchini, Tomatoes & Feta from Dara of Cookin’ Canuck
Grilled Italian Chicken with Veggie & Bow Tie Pasta from Katie of Katie’s Cucina
Grilled Naan Pizza with Summer Veggies & Turkey Sausage from Kelley of Mountain Mama Cooks
Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Panini from Kathy of Panini Happy

Crostata di Mango from Lora of Cake Duchess
Italian Ice from Kristen of Dine & Dish
Roasted Banana and Nutella S’mores Bruschetta from Jenny of Picky Palate
Italian Cream Cake from Deborah of Taste and Tell
Panna cotta from Leslie of The hungry housewife
Fortune Cookies from Shari of Tickled Red
Baby Vanilla Bean Scones a la Starbucks from Tara of Unsophisticook

Italian Lemonade with Lemon Sorbet

Italian Basil Lemonade

This Italian Basil Lemonade is served up with the best of fresh and fizziness, with lemons, basil, lemon sorbet, and sparkling water.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian Basil Lemonade
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Marly


  • 3 – 5 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups lemon juice chilled
  • 2 cups club soda chilled
  • 2 cups lemon sorbet
  • Crushed ice
  • Garnish with lemon slices and basil sprigs


  • Combine sugar, water, and lemon juice in a pitcher and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate this until you’re ready to serve.
  • When you’re ready to serve the lemonade, add the club soda, sorbet, crushed ice and basil sprigs to the pitcher. Pour into individual glasses.
Nutrition Facts
Italian Basil Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215
% Daily Value*
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 31.5mg38%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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