Now that the 4th of July has passed, Seattle summer has truly begun. The sun is shining, the BBQ is fired-up, and a wild game of badminton is underway. The players and onlookers are thirsty and I’ve got just the thing. This refreshing lemonade is perfect for hot summer afternoons like these. The soothing taste of fragrant basil and the zesty flavor of ruby-red Aleppo Pepper create a delicious, thirst quenching treat. The simple syrup can be used to make wonderful cocktails as well. Many thanks to Carol Peterman of SpiceCare for sharing her recipe with us.