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Strawberry Basil Limeade in a glass garnished with fresh basil and limes

Strawberry Basil Limeade Recipe

This Honey-Sweetened Strawberry Basil Limeade is a great drink that you can make during the hot days of summer. It is refreshing and refined sugar-free made with flavoring freshly squeezed limes with chunky strawberries and basil.
Course Non Alcoholic Drink
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 213kcal


To Make the Honey-Sweetened Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup water

For the Limeade:

  • 10-12 medium size fresh limes plus 1 more as garnish you need 1 cup of lime juice
  • 1 cup strawberries sliced – plus more as garnish
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped - plus more as garnish
  • ice
  • 6 cups water


To make the honey-sweetened simple syrup:

  • Place honey and water in a small saucepan. Cook until honey is completely dissolved. Set aside and let it cool.
  • Zest 3 limes and place the zest in the saucepan with the dissolved honey.

To make the limeade:

  • Squeeze the juices of the limes. You should have at least one cup of lime juice.
  • Place the honey mixture and lime juice in a pitcher. Add in sliced strawberries and chopped basil.
  • Add in 6 cups of cold water and give it a good stir. Place it in the fridge to cool for at least 2 hours.
  • When ready to serve, pour limeade into glasses filled with ice and garnish with chunks of strawberries fresh basil leaves, and a slice of a lime.


  • Make ahead instructions: You can make this basil limeade a day in advance. As a matter of fact, I recommend doing so. The time spent resting in the fridge brings everything together and makes the most delicious summer drink. Simply follow the recipe as written and give it a good shake before serving.
  • Storage: If you are planning to serve it on the next day I recommend placing it in a bottle with a lid so that it will stay fresh. This way, it should stay fresh up to 3 days.
  • Got any questions about the honey syrup? Be sure to check out my Homemade Honey Simple Syrup recipe to get all your questions answered.


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg