Stay Fit for Summer: Basil Bourbon Lemonade

Need something to do with all your extra basil? After making a big batch of pesto, muddle some basil leaves into a refreshing evening cocktail. With a punch of summer flavor from the lemon, a dash of bourbon and a just a hint of simple syrup, you'll be wondering how your summers were ever complete without this drink.

About Stay Fit for Summer

Each week from June 2 to August 29, the Stay Fit for Summer series will offer a creative fitness circuit and healthy recipe to help you maintain your beach body. So get ready for your healthiest summer yet. Warning: You may never want to take your swimsuit off again.

Pair this summer recipe with the workout Crush Your Core 

Join the Active.com Stay Fit for Summer: Fitness Challenge Group on Facebook to keep motivated. Then let us know how your workouts are going. Comment below with #StayFitforSummer.

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About the Author

Jessica Sanders

Jessica Sanders is the Associate Online Editor for ReserveAmerica.com. After many years of camping and hiking in the Northeast, she's exploring what the West has to offer and sharing all of her knowledge with you. She's a s'mores master, campsite connoisseur, writer, runner and lover of all things outdoors. Follow her on Google+

Jessica Sanders is the Associate Online Editor for ReserveAmerica.com. After many years of camping and hiking in the Northeast, she's exploring what the West has to offer and sharing all of her knowledge with you. She's a s'mores master, campsite connoisseur, writer, runner and lover of all things outdoors. Follow her on Google+

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