Cool Down with Some Fresh Lemonade

Is that summer heat getting you down? We feel you, and that's why we're sharing these two recipes that bring a twist to the traditional lemonade we're all familiar with. Plus, the main ingredients for both of these recipes are on sale this week! You can get organic grapefruit for $0.50 off per pound and our delicious yellow nectarines for $1 off per pound!

Basil Nectarine Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup organic sugar (or to taste)
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup organic basil leaves (set some extra aside for garnish)
  • 2 organic nectarines (1 sliced thinly and set aside)
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed organic lemon juice (6 lemons)

Directions

  1. Prepare an ice bath large enough to hold a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Pour sugar, 2 cups water, basil, and 1 nectarine (chopped) into a medium saucepan. Stir until combined, then set heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.
  3. Cook, stirring occasionally until all of the sugar has dissolved, leaving a syrup. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the syrup into your medium bowl, and place in ice bath to cool.
  5. Once cool, strain syrup through a fine sieve over a pitcher, pressing hard on any solids that remain.
  6. Once strained, stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups water, the nectarine slices, and the lemon juice. Pour into glasses filled with ice cubes and garnish with basil.

Pink Grapefruit Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups freshly squeezed organic lemon juice (14 lemons)
  • 1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds (garnish)
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed organic grapefruit juice (3 grapefruit)

Directions

  1. Prepare an ice bath large enough to hold a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Pour sugar and water into a medium saucepan. Stir until combined, then set heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.
  3. Cook, stirring occasionally until all of the sugar has dissolved, leaving a syrup.
  4. Pour the syrup into your medium bowl, and place in ice bath to cool.
  5. Once cool, stir together the lemon juice, grapefruit juice, and syrup into a pitcher. Add the lemon rounds and ice cubes to desired level.

 

 

 

 

When you're done, snap a picture of your drink and share it with us! @BoiseCoop #bocoluv