Strawberry-Basil Lemonade Cocktail

Strawberry-Basil Lemonade Cocktail

This Strawberry-Basil Lemonade Cocktail will fit perfectly on your Easter brunch table. And if you’re entertaining in mixed company, you can serve a nonalcoholic version of this lemonade cocktail by substituting the sparkling wine and vodka with 3 1/4 cups of club soda. For another fun spring cocktail, try the Strawberry Cucumber Cooler from Stroubes in Baton Rouge.

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Strawberry-Basil Lemonade
Yields 6
A refreshing springtime cocktail.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pint strawberries, stemmed and divided
  2. 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  3. 2 cups ice
  4. 6 tablespoons Basil Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  5. 1/4 cup citrus vodka
  6. 1 (750 milliliter) bottle sparkling white wine
  7. Garnish: strawberries, lemon slices, fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Reserve 6 strawberries. In the work bowl of food processor, add remaining strawberries and lemon juice. Pulse well to combine.
  2. In a large cocktail shaker, combine ice, strawberry mixture, Basil Simple Syrup, and vodka. Shake vigorously until very cold, 20 to 30 seconds. Divide into 6 chilled glasses, and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with reserved strawberries, lemon slices, and basil, if desired.
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Basil Simple Syrup
Yields 2
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup water
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water and sugar to a boil. Remove from heat, and add basil. Steep 10 minutes, and strain into a heat-proof measuring cup. Let cool to room temperature. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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