Put a twist on your summer lemonade with these 3 recipes

Nobody wants to be outside on a hot day without a refreshing drink in their hand. Luckily, Flavorman has three new recipes that will keep you cool this summer.


Ginger Basil Limeade


1/2 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
2 tsp sugar
2 cups water
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 8 limes)
2 bottles ginger beer
Fresh basil, for garnish


  1. Combine basil leaves and sugar in a pitcher.
  2. Crush leaves with a wooden spoon until well-bruised.
  3. Add water and lime juice and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add ginger beer and stir until combined.
  5. Serve over ice, garnished with a sprig of fresh basil.*To make a refreshing cocktail, add 1.5oz of vodka to each glass for an herbal twist on a Moscow Mule!



Honey Mint Grapefruit-ade


Honey syrup:
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup warm water
Mix together honey and water until honey is completely dissolved

Honey mint Grapefruit-aid:
1/2 cup water
2½ cups fresh grapefruit juice
Fresh mint, for garnish


  1. In a pitcher, combine honey syrup and mint.
  2. Muddle until the mint is well-bruised.
  3. Add water and grapefruit juice and stir to combine.
  4. Serve over ice, garnished with a fresh mint sprig.*To make a refreshing cocktail, replace water with 1 cup of bourbon.


Hibiscus Tea (Jamaica) + Lemonade



For Hibiscus Tea (Jamaica):
2 cups water
¼ cup dried culinary Hibiscus flowers
1 cinnamon stick
¾-1 cup sugar

  1. Add water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat; add sugar and stir to dissolve.
  3. Add all other ingredients and cover and let sit for 30 minutes.
  4. Strain into a pitcher and discard the hibiscus flowers and cinnamon stick.
  5. Chill.

For Lemonade:
2-3 cups water (sparkling, if you want some bubbles)
¾ cup fresh lemon juice (from about 6 lemons)
Lemon wheels or fresh hibiscus flowers, for garnish


  1. Just before serving, add lemon juice and remaining water (still or sparkling), to taste to the hibiscus tea.
  2. Serve over ice, garnished with a lemon wheel or a fresh hibiscus flower.*To make a refreshing cocktail, replace 1 cup of water from the lemonade with 1 cup of gin. We suggest a floral gin like Hendricks.