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Basil Hibiscus Lemonade (Surprise Baby Shower for Liz!)

Fresh, earthy, Basil, mixed with sweet hibiscus and tart Lemon juice make a wonderfully refreshing Lemonade!

Basil Hibiscus Lemonade | Fabtastic EatsSURPRISE! Today we’re throwing a virtual baby shower for Liz of The Lemon Bowl! Liz is welcoming her second baby boy so soon and I couldn’t be happier for her! Two boys is an absolute blast! (& handful ;)) but she’s an amazing mom, she’s got this! Liz is one of my favorite bloggers, and just one more reason I love this community so much, she’s a friend! Liz is absolutely hilarious and even though she doesn’t know it, helps keep me conscience of what I’m eating and keeps me motivated to get moving! I love her!

Basil Hibiscus Lemonade | Fabtastic EatsWe’re throwing Liz a lemon themed shower! Fitting, right?! πŸ™‚ There are so many incredible appetizers, mocktails, salads, entrees, and dessert, all including lemon, listed below, and I hope you check them all out! I wish this shower was in person, because you probably wouldn’t be able to pull me away from the food table!!

Basil Hibiscus Lemonade | Fabtastic EatsTo celebrate I made a Basil Hibiscus Lemonade! It’s refreshing, lightly sweetened, fresh and earthy, I loved it so much! If you wanted to, you could always sub out the water for sparkling water to make it even more special, but I loved it as is! It might not be the most beautiful drink, but it sure makes up for it with how tasty it is!!

Basil Hibiscus Lemonade | Fabtastic EatsCheers and Congratulations to Liz, her husband and her sweet little boy on the new addition to their BEAUTIFUL family! We’re all so happy for you, and I can’t wait to see your new handsome little man!

Basil Hibiscus Lemonade | Fabtastic Eats

You’re Invited To celebrate with us! Please check out all the other amazing recipes that were brought to the Virtual Baby Shower in honor of Liz!!

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Appetizers

Beverages

Salads

Main Dish

Desserts

Basil Hibiscus Lemonade & a Baby Shower!

Yield: 2-16 ounce Glasses

Fresh, earthy, Basil, mixed with sweet hibiscus and tart Lemon juice make a wonderfully refreshing Lemonade!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 3 large lemons
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons Pure Hibiscus Syrup
  • 2 cups water
  • 4-5 Tablespoons agave nectar
  • Ice

Directions

  1. In your blender, blend together the lemon juice, about 7 or 8 basil leaves, hibiscus syrup, water, and agave until the basil leaves are pretty much pureed.
  2. Fill two 16 ounce glasses with ice 3/4 the way up. Pour the lemonade over the ice. Garnish with remaining basil leaves and slices of lemons if desired. Serve!

Notes

Can easily be doubled or tripled to make a pitcher and serve a crowd!

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42 Comments

  • Reply Rachel Cooks

    Love your lemon photos! The drink looks phenomenal! Love hibiscus.

    October 14, 2013 at 1:52 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      aww thank you so much rachel! xo

      October 14, 2013 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Megan {Country cleaver}

    Who doesn’t just adore Liz to the ends of the earth and back? And who wouldn’t adore this just as much?! Boy oh Boy!!

    October 14, 2013 at 2:30 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      right! I definitely adore her! πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

      October 14, 2013 at 11:56 pm
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  • Reply Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste

    This looks so refreshing! And what a wonderful surprise!

    October 14, 2013 at 2:58 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Very! They did a great job putting it all together!

      October 14, 2013 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

    Loving all of these lemon photos!!!! Your post is so sweet – so glad to have “met” you through blogging. Wish I had a giant glass of this right now!!!! xoxoxoxo

    October 14, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Thank you..& Congratulations, I really am so happy for you! Baby feverrrrr…..

      October 14, 2013 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily

    What an interestingly fabulous refreshment! I have to try this ASAP!

    October 14, 2013 at 4:57 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      yes! I hope you enjoy!

      October 14, 2013 at 11:58 pm
  • Reply Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    OMG! I want a big ol’ glass of this lemonade!! And yay for LIZ!!

    October 14, 2013 at 5:18 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      I’m happy to share! Wish you lived closer! πŸ˜‰

      October 14, 2013 at 11:58 pm
  • Reply Sandy Coughlin

    Yey! Thanks for celebrating Liz with us! This looks so tasty.

    October 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      of course! Thank YOU!

      October 14, 2013 at 11:59 pm
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  • Reply Sheila

    i have never used hibiscus syrup before….very interesting! This drink looks so refreshing, I know Liz would love it!

    October 14, 2013 at 9:26 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      I haven’t used it many times either, but I love it! Thanks for doing this for Liz! πŸ™‚

      October 15, 2013 at 12:00 am
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  • Reply Laurie {Simply Scratch}

    I’m so thirsty right now and all I want is this lemonade! GORGEOUS!

    October 15, 2013 at 2:48 am
    • Reply Alaina

      hahah thank you so much!

      October 17, 2013 at 1:03 pm
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  • Reply Amanda

    What a fabulous twist on a classic! So smart!!

    October 15, 2013 at 11:37 am
    • Reply Alaina

      oh thank you very much! πŸ™‚

      October 17, 2013 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    Oh my. Y’all got fancy with your drinks! πŸ˜€ I love it. I definitely need to broaden my horizons when it comes to drinks. Your lemonade looks so refreshing. I know Liz would love it! πŸ™‚

    October 15, 2013 at 5:07 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      hahah fancyyyyy…lol thanks so much!

      October 17, 2013 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

    This looks so refreshing and just perfect for Liz’s shower!!

    October 16, 2013 at 3:21 am
    • Reply Alaina

      oh thank you!!

      October 17, 2013 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply Gaby

    What a flavorful lemonade! I wish I had a tall glass right now!!

    October 16, 2013 at 4:07 am
    • Reply Alaina

      Thank you! I hope you enjoyed something equally as refreshing! πŸ™‚

      October 17, 2013 at 1:05 pm
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  • Reply Deborah

    I have never tried hibuscus before, but I can only imagine how good this is!!

    October 18, 2013 at 5:23 am
    • Reply Alaina

      I havent had it many times either, but I really love it! Try it soon! πŸ™‚

      October 19, 2013 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply Nutmeg Nanny

    Oh my goodness, this lemonade sounds incredible πŸ™‚ so excited to taste this!

    October 22, 2013 at 12:48 am
    • Reply Alaina

      haha thanks girl πŸ™‚

      October 22, 2013 at 1:54 pm
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