If you've managed to meet a new friend, it's time to take your friendship to the next level: a friend date. If dinner seems like too much for a casual friend date, do something more laid-back, like brunch. Serve this sweet and easy lemonade to sip while you chat.
Combine the lemon juice, sugar, water, strawberries, and basil in a blender.2.
Puree until smooth.3.
Stir in vodka, if desired.4.
Pour over ice and serve.
Reprinted with permission from "Young & Hungry: Your Complete Guide to a Delicious Life."