Blackberry Basil Limeade

by Pamela

Blackberry Basil Limeade

Just for the grownups. This blackberry basil limeade is sure to cool you off on these sweltering hot days of summer.

It’s all about the berries this week.

We recently went out and tried a new restaurant, which we don’t do as often as I’d like, and I was immediately sucked in by the cocktail menu. It wasn’t huge, but everything they had on it was seasonal and sounded absolutely delicious. This is one of their cocktails. As soon as I took the first sip, I knew I had to re-create it here and share it with you.

Blackberry basil limeade sounds innocent enough, but there’s a good little kick from the vodka in here. It’s not something that hits you right away, but after your second one you definitely feel it. 😉 As hot as it was, the day we were there,  I could have had 3 or 4 of these, but that would not have been a good idea for anyone. So 2 it was.

This cocktail is easy to whip up and uses seasonal ingredients…so you can find everything at the grocery store you need to make this. The recipe calls for simple syrup, but if you don’t have any of that made up (and you should for summertime cocktail mixing) and in your fridge, you could sub out agave nectar. I keep a small container of simple syrup in my refrigerator in the summer just for cocktails. It’s so simple to make up a batch (equal parts water and sugar, bring to a boil and let cool) and store it in the refrigerator.

You and your summer deserve to have this blackberry basil limeade sipper. So why not make one up, pull up a chair and enjoy the evening.

Blackberry Basil Limeade
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Just for the grownups. This blackberry basil limeade is sure to cool you off on these sweltering hot days of summer.
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • 4 blackberries
  • 2 basil leaves
  • 1½ ounce vodka
  • ¾ ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • soda water
  1. Drop the blackberries and basil leaves into a shaker and muddle them.
  2. Add the vodka, lime juice and simple syrup to the shaker along with ice.
  3. Cover and shake well.
  4. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass and top off with soda water.
  5. Serve with blackberries and lime garnish.



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GiGi Eats August 11, 2017 at 4:33 pm

I honestly cannot wait til my husband comes home so um. He and I can make some COCK…..TAILS! hahahahahahahaah!

Pamela August 11, 2017 at 5:10 pm

CHEERS Gigi! To the weekend! 🙂

Mary Johnson August 11, 2017 at 1:27 pm

I really like your blog. Have you seen that they now make a lime basil vodka….that might be really good in this also!

Pamela August 11, 2017 at 4:12 pm

Hi Mary, Thank you! I haven’t seen that vodka. It probably would taste really good in this cocktail.

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