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.
Want to try another fruity cocktail?
Frozen Blackberry Margarita with a popsicle garnish.
Looking for some pretty glasses for your cocktails?
Shop some of my favorites here.
How about a favorite sangria?
Easy Fall Apple Cider Sangria
Until next time,
This looks like a very refreshing beverage!
Libbie that cocktail sounds amazing and very refreshing on a hit and humid day. I love those glasses too!! Pinning !
This cocktail sounds so good and I love your unique glasses.
Love to try this recipe some day at one of my family gathering.
Still hot enough to enjoy cold refreshing drinks with summer flavors!
I wish we were neighbors! I can imagine sipping this delicious cocktail on your gorgeous porch.
We would be the best of friends, I am sure of it!
This sounds and looks delicious. Pinned!
Thanks, Cindy! Happy almost Sept!!
OMG…this sounds like my kind of cocktail…thank you for this!
That looks so good Libbie; I’ve never had a blueberry cocktail; have you ever tried this with frozen blueberries?
I am becoming more of a basil fan, especially in drinks all the time. This sounds so good.
Oh, me too! The wonders of basil are somewhat of a late-in-life discovery for me.
The syrup is so easy and makes all the difference, doesn’t it?
What a lovely presentation, as well. As always, Libbie.
Looks so yummy! And the glasses are adorable too!
This looks delicious! I am definitely going to have to try this out! thanks for sharing!
This sounds very yummy.
This sounds and looks very refreshing! I had a basil martini at the beach and that was so good, the added ingredients here with the blueberries would be a tasty treat! I pinned it for future reference! It isnt Fall here either, some leaves dropping but still 80s.