Strawberry-Lychee Limeade
Recipe by Savannah Munoz

Strawberry-Lychee Limeade

Ingredients

3/4 cup Ice
2/3 cup Coconut Water
2 cups Strawberries, divided use
1 1/2 Limes
2 cups Melissa’s Fresh Lychees, peeled; seeded; quartered
1/2 cup Basil Simple Syrup, recipe below
Basil leaves, for garnish

For the simple syrup
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Fresh Basil, loosely packed


Directions

In a saucepan, add the water and sugar and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat, add the basil and steep for 2 minutes. Remove and discard the basil.

For the Limeade
Place the ice, coconut water, 1 1/2 cups of the strawberries (hulled), the juice from the limes, the lychees and 1 cup of the simple syrup in a blender and process until well mixed. Pour into a pitcher filled with ice. Slice the other 1/2 cup of strawberries and add them to the pitcher. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Stir before serving. Garnish with basil leaves. Makes about 4-6 drinks.