Menu

Aleppo Pepper Basil Lemonade

  • Details
  • Related Items

Now that the 4th of July has passed, summer has truly begun in Seattle. 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 our good friend Carol Peterman for sharing her recipe with us.

aleppo basil lemonade

 

 

Aleppo Pepper Basil Lemonade

Aleppo Pepper Basil Lemonade

Ingredients

    Aleppo Pepper Basil Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 oz fresh basil (leaves and stems)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Aleppo pepper
    Lemonade
  • 3/4 cup Aleppo Pepper Basil Simple Syrup
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups water
  • Sprigs of fresh basil and slices of lemon (for garnish)

Instructions

    For Simple Syrup
  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the simple syrup together in a medium-sized sauce pan and bring to a boil. Let the syrup boil for 5 minutes and then remove from the heat.
  2. Be sure to let cool to room temperature before using it for the lemonade. Once it has cooled, strain and refrigerate it for use in beverages.
    For Lemonade
  1. Combine the simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and water in a large pitcher. Stir to combine, and chill until ready to serve. Pour over ice, adding fresh basil sprigs and lemon slices for a garnish.

Notes

Thank you to our good friend and spice goddess, Carol Peterman of TableFare, for this fantastic recipe!

https://www.silkroaddiary.com/aleppo-pepper-basil-lemonade/

 

Tagged with:

 1 Comment

  1. Lora Condon says:

    I am originally from Seattle and shopped with you for my spices. When I moved I had to do it over the phone, which wasn’t the same as ‘browsing and finding’, which is why I am so excited that you’ve finally got a web site! And the recipes; add a little vodka or tequilla to the Aleppo Pepper Basil Lemonade, (I used fresh squeezed Meyers Lemon juice), and you’re in heaven! Now I don’t have to wait for a visit home, I can shop from my kitchen; Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Add a Comment

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Harissa and Vegetable Couscous

This recipe has been a long time coming. Hardly anyone who comes in to the shop — spice masters and novices alike — can pass over the North African section without some long, lingering sniffs. …

Besar Cranberry Chutney

The rich and toasty taste of our Besar blend makes an ideal complement for the pop of fresh cranberry in this exotic twist on a holiday classic. Candied ginger and dried apricots round out the …

Nigella Watermelon Salad

Nigella Watermelon Salad

Nothing says summer quite like watermelon and this salad has all the right flavors to complement it. Juicy watermelon chunks are dressed with lime juice for an unbelievable sweet/tart pairing. Nutty arugula and savory onion …

Hawk Wings

Attention Seahawks Fans! These sweet and spicy wings are just the ticket to victory on the table, and we plan to enjoy them by the heaping helping as we cheer on our team. They are …

Ayam Peanut Sauce

Grilled Chicken and Pineapple with Ayam Peanut Sauce

Ayam peanut chicken has been on my summer menu for years, and this updated version is the best one yet. Our Indonesian Ayam spice lends the peanut sauce a special flavor to peanut sauce that …