Basil Blueberry Lemonade Vodka - A Life Unfolding

4 Cocktails
35 min

Perfect End of Summer Cocktail

Everyone I know is moving on to Fall, but it’s SO hot and humid this week, I will take this last week of August and share a favorite summertime drink.

Basil Blueberry Lemonade Vodka.


It’s refreshing, which is a plus, and it gives me something to do with all those blueberries I picked recently!


For some reason, when I think of Vodka, it feels like more of a summertime spirit.

Craft Vodka, Basil. Fresh Blueberries, Lemons, sparkling water, and sugar

Ingredients

  • 1.5-2 oz vodka
  • 1.5 oz basil blueberry simple syrup
  • 1.5 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 oz sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Blueberries, fresh basil, lemon slices to garnish


Directions

In a cocktail shaker, mix vodka, blueberry basil syrup, lemon juice, and sparkling water.


Shake well, then add ice and shake again.


Then pour into pretty glasses and garnish.

Basil Blueberry Simple Syrup

You can buy a blueberry simple syrup, but it’s easy to make your own, and I love the addition of basil.


Basil Blueberry Simple Syrup

In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil.


Then stir in blueberries and basil- the blueberries will begin to pop open.


Add sugar.


Simmer for five minutes-stir frequently.


Strain with a fine mesh colander and let cool.


Cover and store leftover syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.




Refreshing Summer cocktail
Fresh ingredients make this so refreshing!

Trust me; I will be enjoying this cocktail until the first frost!


If you need me this weekend, you can find me on the porch with a book ( this is next on my list) and a Basil Blueberry Lemonade Vodka.

The Basil Blueberry Lemonade is pretty garnished.

Want to try another fruity cocktail?


Frozen Blackberry Margarita with a popsicle garnish.


Until next time,


-Libbie



Basil Blueberry Lemonade Vodka - A Life Unfolding

Recipe details

  • 4  Cocktails
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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Ingredients


  • 1.5-2 oz vodka
  • 1.5 oz basil blueberry simple syrup
  • 1.5 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 oz sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Blueberries, fresh basil, lemon slices to garnish

Instructions

Cocktail Directions

In a cocktail shaker, mix vodka, blueberry basil syrup, lemon juice, and sparkling water.
Shake well, then add ice and shake again.
Then pour into pretty glasses and garnish.
Serves 4

Basil Blueberry Simple Syrup

In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil.
Then stir in blueberries and basil- the blueberries will begin to pop open.
Add sugar.
Simmer for five minutes-stir frequently.
Strain with a fine mesh colander and let cool.
Cover and store leftover syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Tips

  • BTW, Skip the vodka, and this is a wonderful kid-friendly mocktail.

Libbie B
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