fresh-squeezed lime juice - (13 limes made about 1 1/2 cups, but you can do as much as you want)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
ice & more water, for serving
To make the basil- simple syrup, combine the sugar and water in a pot and bring the heat to medium. Whisk to combine, and when the sugar has fully dissolved, remove it from the heat. Stir in the basil. Cover and let it sit until it comes to room temperature. Refrigerate until ready to use.
To make a glass of limeade, combine several ice cubes with 1 cup of water and 3 tablespoons each of lime juice and simple syrup. (You may want to use more or less of either to adjust according to your taste.) The flavors are so fresh and delicious. Enjoy!