Instead of pesto, I'm going to try this Basil Lemonade recipe from a good friend of mine. It sounds great - I really don't think you can go wrong with anything as delicious as lemons and basil.
makes 4 servings
1/2 cup rinsed, lightly packed
fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons of sugar
4 cups of water
1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lemon
4 sprigs of fresh basil
In a 2-quart glass bowl, combine basil leaves and sugar. With a wooden spoon, crush leaves with sugar until bruised. Add water and lemon juice.Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour through a fine strainer into ice filled glasses. Top with a few sprigs of basil leaves.