Now that we've established how much I love fresh basil, you can imagine my excitement when a couple of weeks ago I saw basil orange juice at our local market. It was a little pricey ($7 for a quart) but I picked some up anyway. It was so good (definitely worth the $7), and I was so happy to share some with my neighbor, until he pointed out that it would've been $30 for a gallon of it. I'm not really sure why I didn't think of it like that at the time, but I felt like a fool after he pointed that out.
I decided to make my own, and it was just as good. (And much cheaper.) Enjoy. :]
1 large bunch of basil
Peel oranges and juice, along with the basil in a juicer.
*Depending on the size/ripeness of your oranges, this will yield about 16-24 oz. It serves two.