Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Basil Strawberry Iced Tea



I love basil. It's as simple as that. More to the point I love Pesto. I put it on eggs, pasta, bread, chicken....you name it. I even made pesto sorbet once. Don't make that face it's actually really good. It grows like a weed too so by mid-summer I usually have to start giving it away. One day I found myself with an over-abundance of the fabulous little herb and in need of a new recipe. I was making some iced tea {which is basically a daily requirement in Virginia in the summertime} and thought what the heck let's throw it in and give it a try. Of course it was fabulous and now all my iced tea is generally accompanied by Basil.

Basil Strawberry Iced Tea

3 Tea Bags
1 Bunch of Basil
5 Large Stem Strawberries
1 Quart of Water
Agave Syrup to Taste

I like to leave the tea out in the sun for a few hours and then put the basil and agave syrup in as its chilling in the fridge overnight. Muddle the strawberries and a bit of fresh basil in each glass before you pour in the tea. And if you're looking for an extra kick add some Limoncello while you're muddling the fruit. That makes it extra good:). 






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