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Pear Basil Lemonade

Pear Basil Lemonade

Lemonade isn’t just for summer. Adding seasonal fruit is a great way to make this sweet and sour beverage work all year-round. In the fall try this Pear Basil Lemonade and celebrate the season deliciously.

Pear Basil Lemonade

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Pear Basil Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 large Bartlett pear (stemmed and roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 12–15 large Thai basil leaves (or other basil that you like)
  • 2 cup water
  • ice cubes (for serving)
  • basil sprigs (as garnish)

Directions

Place the chopped pear, lemon juice, sugar, basil leaves in the jar of a blender. Put the lid on and pulse the mixture 10 or 12 times, then run the blender until the mixture is smooth.

Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve and into a 1‑quart or larger pitcher, pressing the solids through with the back of a spoon. Pour in the water and stir to combine. Serve in glasses filled with ice cubes, garnished with basil sprigs.