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REFRESHING Strawberry Basil Limeade ( Sweetened with Honey! )

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Honey-Sweetened Strawberry Basil Lemonade | hustle + halcyon


How’s life, what’s up, whatcha doing, how r u??

Disclaimer: I’m in one of those moods where I have too much energy in my limbs & it just makes me, like, really weird… kind of like that time I admitted that I was obsessively, psycho-crazy about candles & basically wrote a love story for them on the internet.

I’ll try to reign it in for the sake of this post.


Honey-Sweetened Strawberry Basil Lemonade | hustle + halcyon

I found this recipe on Pinterest ( okay, duh ) & I’m digging that it’s a sweeter drink that doesn’t contain any added sugar… it’s sweetened with ORGANIC HONEY!

Okay, yes, I’m not suggesting you start spooning honey into your mouth and expect to be the healthiest human on the planet, but it contains more vitamins & minerals than your normal table sugar/artificial sweetener options.

As always, I try to stick to eating things that have some sort of nutritional value, rather than something artificial and crappy. Y’all know this already, I hope.

Not to mention the STRAWBERRY-BASIL combo with the lime is just killin’ it. It’s the perfect refresher after a hot summer day outdoors. LA heat has been nearing Texas summer temps the last few days, so making this yesterday was necessary.

Honey-Sweetened Strawberry Basil Lemonade | hustle + halcyon


♥ 1 Cup Honey
♥ 1.5 Cup Water
♥ 1 Cup of Lime Juice ( or Juice about 12-15 Limes )
♥  2 Limes for Zest
♥ 1 Cup Sliced Strawberries
♥ 1/4 Cup Chopped Basil
♥ Ice & Water


♥ Cook honey & 1.5 cups water in small saucepan over low heat until honey is completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
♥ Zest 3 limes & place in saucepan.
♥ Add lime juice, dissolved honey mixture, strawberries, basil, & 5 cups of water into a pitcher. Let sit in fridge for at least 2 hours.
♥ Serve over ice & garnish with fruit/basil!

Recipe from Foolproof Living.

Honey-Sweetened Strawberry Basil Lemonade | hustle + halcyon

When I was young, I was obsessed with the raspberry lemonade from Chili’s ( lolz…. ) & this recipe reminds me of it a little bit. Sitting down & sippin’ on something so cold and sweet was the perfect way to end a long day spent by the pool… & it’s still the same today!

Sweet tooth for life.

Welp, that’s it for today’s post my friends!

BTW: the room is coming along very nicely, but I still have a few more things to do before I show y’all! You can see a little sneak peek of the vibe here.

I’m off to get a facial at the LA Laser Center ( I’ve heard a lot about this place… excited to try! ), so follow along on snapchat (payton_sartain) to pretend like you’re also spending your Monday at the spa… is this real life?

Much love, as always. xx



Honey-Sweetened Strawberry Basil Lemonade | hustle + halcyon

2 Responses
  • Mollie Moon
    06 . 21 . 2016

    Love all your drink recipes for summer! Keep them coming!
    XO, Mollie

  • Mike Braga
    07 . 08 . 2016

    This is brilliant!!