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

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.

 

 

Aggie's Baby Shower

Appetizers
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

Drinks
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 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

Salads
Italian Chopped Salad in a Jar {with Creamy Caesar Dressing} from Brenda of a farmgirl’s dabbles
Caprese Salad with Mozzarella Crisps from Christine of Cook the Story
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

Entrees
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
“Straw & Hay” Tagliatelle in Cream Sauce from Flavia of Flavia’s Flavors
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

Desserts
Fresh Blueberry Shortbread with Lemon Cream Frosting from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective
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

5 from 1 vote
Italian Lemonade with Lemon Sorbet
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Italian Basil Lemonade
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
This Italian Basil Lemonade is served up with the best of fresh and fizziness, with lemons, basil, lemon sorbet, and sparkling water.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 215 kcal
Author: Marly
Ingredients
  • 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
Nutrition Facts
Italian Basil Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Potassium 83mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 45g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 38.2%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 0.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy!

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