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.
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.
You can buy a blueberry simple syrup, but it’s easy to make your own, and I love the addition of basil.
In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil.
Then stir in blueberries and basil- the blueberries will begin to pop open.
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.
Looking for other ideas for simple syrups?
BTW, Skip the vodka, and this is a wonderful kid-friendly mocktail.
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Don’t you love a pretty garnish?
Oh, me too!!
Here is one of my go-to sites for tips on garnishing a cocktail!
And although I have very basic garnish tools, I love them!
Here is what I use.
This set of citrus peelers.
And this Channel knife.
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.
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Until next time,