Blueberry Basil Lemonade – A Vodka Cocktail

  1. A great spring or summer refresher cocktail with this blueberry lemonade!

 

 

 

As we inch ever closer to Spring, we are always looking for those perfect cocktails for an afternoon enjoying the beautiful weather on the patio. One thing we always enjoy is a nice glass of lemonade, especially the homemade style made from fresh squeezed lemons. So this one will be a perfect summer lemonade with vodka.

 

 

 

Fresh squeezed lemonade is one of our boys’ favorite treats we often get while visiting the Omaha Farmer’s Market, and the stand that we often visit serves their lemonade with fresh fruit squeezed in along with the fresh lemons.

 

Blueberry Basil Lemonade

We recently had a nice blueberry lemonade which inspired the basis for this blueberry vodka cocktail! We love the flavors in this one, and if you are looking for more summer cocktails, may we suggest this Tropical Rum Punch?

 

 

 

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Blueberry Basil Lemonade in a rocks glass with blueberries on a cocktail pick. Lemon and gin botle in background

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Shaker

Basil Simple Syrup

We started out with gin, which goes really well with lemons. We squeezed some lemons, and then added in some basil infused simple syrup to sweeten up the mix. Fresh blueberries adds a sweet fruitiness that balances out the tart of the lemons.

 

 

The basil flavor brings an herbal spiciness that pulls the botanical flavors of the gin into the forefront, adding a layer of complexity to the drink that reminds you that this isn’t your kiddie lemonade!

 

 

Cheers!

 

 

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Sour Cherry French 75 – Umami Girl

 

 

 

 

Yield: 1

Blueberry Basil Lemonade

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
An herbal and fruity lemonade, can be with gin or vodka.

Ingredients

  • 1.50 oz vodka or gin
  • 3 oz club soda or sparkling water
  • 1 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 10 blueberries
  • 3 basil leaves and 1 oz simple syrup, or 1 oz basil simple syrup

Instructions

Muddle the blueberries, basil leaves and simple syrup together in a shaker.

Add lemon juice and vodka and some ice.

Shake to mix.

Strain and pour over ice in a rocks glass or highball.

Add club soda or sparkling water.

Garnish with extra blueberries, basil leaves or a lemon slice.

Cheers!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176 Total Fat: 0.4g Saturated Fat: 0.2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 24mg Carbohydrates: 19.9g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 18.2g Protein: 0.5g

 

 

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