When you need to find ways to use your gloriously abundant fresh basil but you have had your fill of marinara and salads, these turn to these basil cocktail recipes. You now have no excuse to let your basil to go to seed!
When I set out to put find a few great cocktail recipes that use garden herbs as an ingredient, little did I know that I would find LOTS of great herbal cocktail recipes! In fact, so many that I decided to break them down and feature herb cocktails based on each different herb.
As it is, I have 14 lovely and refreshing basil cocktail recipes to share with you today and will be back for the next several Fridays to share more cocktail recipes featuring other garden herbs. So…Happy Friday Happy Hour my friends…oh, and…you are welcome!
Basil Cocktails: Cocktails from the Garden
The basil in these 14 Basil Cocktail Recipes creates a refreshing beverage perfect for spring and summer evenings.
Spring and Summer in a glass… My St. Patrick’s Lemon Cucumber Martini With Fresh Basil beautifully balances a lemon and cucumber simple syrup with gin and muddled fresh basil leaves is the perfectly lovely and refreshing drink.
This rhubarb basil smash is a refreshing summer smash cocktail. Tart rhubarb is balanced out with the sweet syrup and the muddling of basil gives the cocktail a brightness of flavor. This rhubarb smash is an easy summer cocktail that will have you sipping all summer.
This Mango Cocktail with Basil is a tropically inspired drink with an herbal edge. A light pinot grigio is mixed with mango nectar and lemon juice then punched up with a bit of basil simple syrup. A totally refreshing drink for the warm spring and summer days ahead.
Adding basil to a vodka gimlet introduces a new, refreshing flavor plus the opportunity to feature a basil leaf as a garnish. It’s an especially delicious summer drink but like most cocktails can be enjoyed in any season.
This Gin & Tonic Cucumber Cooler is the perfect summer cocktail or mocktail; it’s the adult version of “spa water.” Filled with light, crunchy cucumbers and your choice of refreshing mintmint or earthy basil along with the bright tartness of fresh lime, topped with clean and crisp tonic water. A delightful adult thirst quencher.
A recipe for a refreshing, bright, and delicious cocktail (or mocktail) using red grapefruit, fresh basil and a fizzy grapefruit soda. This Grapefruit Basil Vodka Smash is the perfect drink for a hot summer evening.
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