Basil is the one herb that consistently thrives in our yard. It doesn’t matter where we plant it, or how much we neglect it. We always end up with lots of basil. I’m not complaining. I love basil, and I love finding new ways to use it. My latest way of using basil is incredibly simple, and incredibly delicious.
We all know we need to drink plenty of water, especially during the warmer weather, but sometimes it’s hard. Plain water can be a little boring. Adding lime and basil brightens it up a little bit, but the flavors are still fairly subtle.
Lime Basil Water:
1 gallon of water
½ cup basil leaves, rinsed
1 Tbsp lime juice.
Combine all three ingredients in a pitcher, stir, and refrigerate.
I like to use this style pitcher because the ice guard keeps the basil leaves in the pitcher, and out of my glass. The basil flavor gets stronger over time, so if you don’t drink all of the water within about 24 hours, spoon the basil leaves out, otherwise the flavor becomes a little too strong. I use plain tap water. I know it’s not the case everywhere, but the water here tastes good and doesn’t have any strange odors.