refreshing |riˈfreSHiNG|adjectiveserving to refresh or reinvigorate someone: a refreshing drink | the morning air was so refreshing.
1- First make your simple syrup: Take 1 cup of water, add 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup washed basil leaves with stems.
Heat in a sauce pan to completely dissolve sugar.
Cool completely and drain to remove the basil. (Store leftover syrup in the refrigerator.)
2- Take a large glass and add some of your simple syrup (start with a few tablespoons, you can adjust later.)
Add as much fresh squeezed lemon juice as you like.
Add fresh water and lots of ice. Feel free to garnish with basil leaves or lemon slices.
Welcome to summer. Be refreshed.