A good cocktail certainly does not need to have any alcohol in it. My two girls prove that all the time by making a variety of beverages. It's getting warmer, so Emily penned the following:
By Emily Childs
Hi, I’m Emily Childs, Josh’s oldest daughter. I will be going into the sixth grade this September and planning to spend long days lounging around during the summer. So, I decided to make a sweet and sour mocktail for your lounging around!
Emily’s Lip-Smackin’ Lavender-Basil Lemonade
This lemonade calls for some simple syrup, so let me explain how to make it (get help from a grown-up).
Ingredients for the Simple Syrup
2 oz dried lavender (Christina’s in Cambridge has the best)
10-15 good-sized basil leaves (any supermarket)
1 ½ cups water
1 ½ cups sugar
Put water into a pot and heat on stove for a minute. Then, add the sugar. Stir sugar around until dissolved and put lavender and basil in. Push it down with a spoon so it’s wet, then you let it heat to a boil. Once it boils, turn burner off and cover with the top of the pot. Let it cool until room temperature.
Ingredients for the drink
1 ½ oz lavender-basil simple syrup
1 oz lemon juice
1 ½ oz water
Basil leaf garnish
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