We have some beautiful Ruby Red Basil or Purple Basil, growing in our garden this summer. At first I had no idea what to do with it, however I started experimenting and it turns out that the Ruby Basil is extremely versatile! The first recipe on my list…a delicious and refreshing iced tea to enjoy while gardening! Enjoy!
First- steep a pot of your favorite green tea. We use Stash green tea in our house because we find the flavor and color to be beautiful.
Then- take a few Ruby Red basil leaves, and fresh strawberries and muddle them into the bottom of your serving vessel.
Fill your cup with ice.
Pour the green tea over the basil, strawberries and ice.