Today is Feeding My 3 Sons two year blogiversary. What better way to celebrate than with a refreshing warm weather drink, with a kick of course?!
Strawberry season is coming to an end in our neck of the woods and I choose to enjoy the bitter end with a drink. Of course I can still enjoy this cocktail with my stash of strawberries that we picked in the freezer! What better pairing than basil, remember I have lots of it in the garden. Mint crossed my mind too, but what the heck, basil it is. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll have this drink again with mint or mint AND basil!
This cocktail is full of the flavors of summer. Fresh strawberries get muddled with garden fresh basil. Add in some limoncello and a slice of lemon and it is so refreshing. The first time I made it I used selzer to finish it off. While it tasted nice, it wasn’t quite what I was going for. That’s when I decided to add the moscato. It goes so well with the strawberries, though some prosecco or champagne would be great as well.
Needless to say the boys were intrigued by this drink as well. I guess a virgin version made with sparkling lemonade may be in their future. Kick back, relax and enjoy the flavors of summer!
Strawberry Basil Lemon Cocktail
5-10 basil leaves, depending on size and flavor preference
1.5 oz. limoncello
1.5 oz. vodka
Lemon slice for garnish
Muddle the strawberries and basil leaves together, don’t overdo it or the basil will bruise a lot. Pour the strawberries and basil in a collins glass, add the limoncello and vodka and a couple ice cubes or one large cube. Top off with moscato. Garnish with a lemon slice.
Yields: One serving