lemonade vodka spritzer with basil
Happy weekend everybody! I wanted to throw this super easy cocktail up on the blog before the weekend kicks into high gear. Summer is about to get crazy busy for us – in all the fun, beer-y, sunshine-y, summer-lovin’ kind of ways. It’s Pride Parade weekend in Chicago, so we’ve got a lot of parties to attend and celebrating to do. Then next weekend we’ll be hitting Ribfest (my holy day), followed by 4th of July BBQ’s, a family summer wedding shindig, some camping and so on.
I’m usually kind of a homebody, so I’m trying to sign up to get out more, accept invites and take advantage of my beautiful Chicago in the summer. I’ll keep you posted if I succeed, or if I just end up rearranging my sock drawer while watching my British mysteries. 😀
On another note, I promise – the drink is coming right up – Sir Dave and I are celebrating our first anniversary of owning our first home. Having our own house is what has led me to be a bit of a homebody – I’m a nerd for decorating, have taken up gardening and even like cleaning. Who am I!? Anyhoo, here’s a picture of us on our porch selfie-ing and grinning with happiness that we didn’t mess up anything too badly in year one.
Alright – onto some dranks! I whipped this up for a party I threw recently and the party people seemed to love it. I hope you give it a go!
2 parts lemonade
1 part vodka
1 part soda water
squeeze of fresh lemon per drink
1 sprig fresh basil per drink
I made this cocktail in a big batch – with 3 liters of lemonade, so I added 4 large sprigs of basil and the juice of one whole lemon, but you can certainly make just one or a couple with the above ratios. Simply stir everything together, muddle the basil a bit, toss in some ice and enjoy! YUM!
Have a great weekend all! Cheers!