Today is National Beverage Day! It’s a chance to kick back with your favorite beverage and enjoy the day. The term “beverage” is broadly defined. So, how about celebrating all beverages today. Beverage Day should be a day of pleasure and relaxation. And experts recommend drinking at least 3 liters of fluid a day for men and 2.2 for women. Why not make it more interesting than a glass of water?
2 cups lemon juice, about 12 to 15 lemons
2 cups Basil Simple Syrup, recipe follows
2 cups cold or sparkling water
Lemon twists, for garnish
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
In a saucepan combine basil, sugar, and water and simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 5 minutes. Cool, strain the simple syrup, and store in the refrigerator.