This sparkling hard lemonade is flavored with fresh basil and juicy blueberries. It can be made with either gin or vodka with delicious results.
Blueberry Basil Hard Lemonade Drink Recipe
2 fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons fresh blueberries
1 1/2 ounces gin or vodka
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
2 to 3 ounces sparkling or still water, chilled
Add basil and blueberries to glass with heavy bottom; gently break up with muddler or spoon. Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. Fill glass with ice. Top with water; stir gently. Garnish with lemon wedges.
Makes 1 cocktail
Tip: Add the amount of water that suits you taste. Use less water for a stronger drink.
What is simple syrup? Simple syrup is 1 part granulated sugar dissolved in 1 part water.