Blueberry Basil Lemonade Cocktail

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Hello & Happy Saturday!

 

 

 

 

 

Although I typically stick to red wine due to its beneficial properties and it just being a personal preference, sometimes I crave a cutting edge cocktail!

 

My favorite approach to a modern cocktail is to combine multiples flavors of fruit and herbs and if I can add a hint of spice. (jalapeƱo margarita!)

 

 


 

What I love about this particular cocktail is that it combines fruit and herbs, has a gorgeous hue, notes of citrus and florals, and is the perf cocktail for any season!

 


 

If you’re looking for that effortless cocktail that packs flavor, nutrients, color, and aesthetic appeal.. 

 

You have to try my recipe for a Blueberry Basil Lemonade!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why this recipe rocks:

 

 

Lemon

Blueberries

Basil

Floral notes with elderflower

Perfect hue 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blueberry Basil Lemonade Cocktail

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yields 6-8

Blueberry Basil Cocktail

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 pint fresh blueberries, divided
  • 2 cups fresh purple basil leaves
  • 8 lemons (juice)
  • 1 liter seltzer
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 cup gin or vodka (as desired)
  • 1/2 cup elderflower

Instructions

  1. Instructions
  2. Place the basil and one cup of blueberries into a large pitcher. Gently muddle and set aside.
  3. Combine the lemon juice, one cup of water, and the remaining blueberries in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a low boil. Once the blueberries have released their juice and color, pour the mix through a fine mesh strainer into the prepared pitcher. Pour the remaining water into the pitcher along with a handful of ice. Add the elderflower and gin or vodka. Stir to combine. Serve cold, garnished with basil, blueberries, or lemon slices if desired.
Cuisine: Beverage | Recipe Type: Cocktail

Notes

Freeze some of the blueberries to use as a garnish and keep cocktails cold!

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