Seven Daughters Celebrates National Lemon Juice Day with Sunny Basil Lemonade!!!

There’s nothing better than waking up at the start of a long weekend to a beautiful, cloudless sky. We don’t know about the rest of the country, but here in LA the weather leading up to our Labor Day weekend has been amazing. We’re just worried that the weather is going to turn as soon as the clock strikes 5 today. We’d hate to have been working through the nice weather just to take a break as soon as the clouds roll in!

We think Seven Daughters has the PERFECT solution for us. For National Lemon Juice Day, they’ve sent us the recipe for Sunny Basil Lemonade, and we maaaay have to enjoy one or three of them before we call it a day. This way, we can be sure that we get to enjoy a little bit of fun in the sun before the weekend. And who knows – maybe it’ll stay sunny for long enough that we get to enjoy these in the sun ALL WEEKEND!!!

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(Photo courtesy of Melissa Coleman and FauxMartha.com)

As for the drink, as Seven Daughters states, it’s “lemonade grown up”. Even if you forget about the alcohol, mixing the basil and lemonade is a great idea. It gives the lemonade a more complex flavor profile, and it will feel a bit deeper and richer in your mouth. Think about it this way – Basil is traditionally used to flavor acidic foods. It goes great with tomato sauce, or in a salad topped with vinaigrette dressing. The concept is the same here. The added wine makes this drink even more acidic and sweet, so you really need to balance it with the basil.

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(Photo courtesy of Melissa Coleman and FauxMartha.com)

Here’s the recipe –

Sunny Basil Lemonade

  • 1 Bottle Seven Daughters Crisp White Winemakers Blend
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cups lemonade
  •  3/4 cup limoncello
  • 3 thick lemon slices

Combine ingredients in a large pitcher. Refrigerate for one hour to let the flavors blend. Serve and enjoy!!!

 

Like this National Lemon Juice Day Cocktail? Want to try more? Head over to Seven Daughters’ cocktails page or Facebook Page for more info. If you like the pictures, head over to Melissa Coleman’s blog and show her some sugar!!

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