Summertime Basil Lemonade

by Katie of:
10 fresh basils leaves
1 c. sugar
1 c. water
1 c. lemon juice (Juice of 6 lemons)
6 c. water
Putsugar and water in saucepan.  Heat up but don't let boil, just enough to let sugar dissolve. Let cool.  Add lemon juice and basil to blender and process one minute.  Pour sugar syrup and lemon mixture into large glass pitcher and add water.  Mix well with wooden spoon in pitcher.  Garnish with additional lemon slices and basil if desired.  Makes 8 servings.