2 cups lemon juice, about 12 to 15 lemons
2 cups Basil Simple Syrup, recipe follows
2 cups cold or sparkling water
1 cup Cinque Stelle Pinot Grigio
Lemon twists, for garnish
Mix lemon juice, Basil Simple Syrup, Pinot Grigio, and water together in a pitcher. Store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Pour over ice filled glasses and garnish with a lemon twist.
Basil Simple Syrup
1 bunch fresh basil, washed and stemmed
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of water
In a saucepan combine basil, sugar, and water and simmer until the sugar is dissolved about 5 minutes. Cool, strain the simple syrup, and store in the refrigerator.