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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.

Basil Vodka Gimlet Cocktail Recipe - A Nerd Cooks
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Basil Vodka Gimlet Cocktail Recipe - A Nerd Cooks

This Basil Vodka Gimlet takes a classic cocktail (usually made with gin) and turns it on its head. Basil vodka is flavorful and refreshing and makes this drink perfect for summertime sipping.

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St. Patrick's Lemon Cucumber Martini With Basil
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St. Patrick's Lemon Cucumber Martini With Basil

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.

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Strawberry Basil Sangria
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Strawberry Basil Sangria

A fun and delicious strawberry sangria recipe! Great for a sweet dinner drink, party libation or anytime cocktail, this Strawberry Basil Sangria is a perfect weekend beverage for adults.

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Rhubarb Basil Smash Recipe
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Rhubarb Basil Smash Recipe

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.

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Cherry Berry & Basil Margarita
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Cherry Berry & Basil Margarita

The basil is a fun twist to a traditional margarita

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Basil peach margarita (or mocktail)
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Basil peach margarita (or mocktail)

This basil peach margarita is deliciously fresh and fruity, easy to make and all too easy to enjoy (but you can make a mocktail version too, so don’t worry!)

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Mango Cocktail with Basil
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Mango Cocktail with Basil

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. 

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Lemon Basil Spritzer~ Non Alcoholic “Mocktail”
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Lemon Basil Spritzer~ Non Alcoholic “Mocktail”

We like to enjoy holidays and parties with a little something special and festive in our glasses. That’s where this Lemon Basil Spritzer~Non Alcoholic “Mocktail” comes into play!

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Blueberry basil Moscow Mule cocktail
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Blueberry basil Moscow Mule cocktail

Give your Moscow Mule a spring and summer update with muddled blueberries and basil – refreshing and delicious!

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Basil Vodka Gimlet aka Băsil Dazzle l Panning The Globe
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Basil Vodka Gimlet aka Băsil Dazzle l Panning The Globe

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.

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Blackberry Basil Mojitos (refined sugar-free)
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Blackberry Basil Mojitos (refined sugar-free)

Fresh and clean blackberry basil mojitos sweetened with pure maple syrup. An easy-to-customize cocktail for your summer patio cocktail hour 

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Frozen Strawberry Basil Margaritas
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Frozen Strawberry Basil Margaritas

It may have been the fresh green taste of the basil leaves that did it.  Nonetheless, this Strawberry Margarita tastes AMAZING. 

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Cucumber Cooler Cocktail {Basil or Mint}
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Cucumber Cooler Cocktail {Basil or Mint}

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.

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Grapefruit Basil Vodka Smash | The Fresh Cooky Drinks
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Grapefruit Basil Vodka Smash | The Fresh Cooky Drinks

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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4 Comments

  1. Kathleen

    July 20, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    What a beautiful spread of cocktails Lynn!! Thank you so much for sharing this collection and for featuring a couple of mine! I love basil!

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    • lynn

      July 27, 2019 at 8:02 am

      Thanks Kathleen! Thanks for letting me share them! Anxious to give them a try.

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  2. linda spiker

    July 24, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Thanks for including my lemon spritzer! Great collection.

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    • lynn

      July 27, 2019 at 8:01 am

      Thanks for sharing your recipe Linda!

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