Saturday, July 25, 2009

Have A Sip Of: Basil-Strawberry Vodka Lemonade


This will certainly wet your whistle during the heat wave of summer. Perfect for parties, lazy afternoons, or the rare opportunities you get time alone. Goodness awaits...make yours soon. And for the minors, this is (almost) just as good sans Vodka.

Cheers!

Basil-Strawberry Vodka Lemonade

1 bottle vodka
2 liters sparkling water
2 bins of fresh strawberries (or 2 ten ounce packages of frozen strawberries)
1 12 oz can of frozen lemonade
1 bunch of fresh basil

Loosen 4 or 5 basil leaves and muddle with a bit of sugar and water. I also muddle a few of the berries. Combine all ingredients, mix, serve, and try not to claim it "didn't turn out well" so you can keep it all to yourself.




And while I am sipping on some of this delicious nectar, I am taking part in BlogHop '09.

There are such a fantastic group of writers in BloggyWorld. And I am getting to know some of them this weekend. Like to read along? Please do. Better yet, join.



76 comments:

jen said...

If only vidka didn't make me crazy...last time I was found in the neighbours hedge looking for 'oliphants'!

Dreamgirl said...

Mmmmmm... I could definitely need one of those (It's 12.30 PM and I haven't had breakfast yet, so it would probably hit the spot too...)

I will try this receipt for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Have a fantastic weekend. Happy Saturday Sharefest!

My name is PJ. said...

It sounds so refreshing, but I'm having a hard time understanding how the basil lends itself to the concoction. Wouldn't fresh mint be better?

jen said...

See...I can't even spell it!

Marina said...

gosh that actually looks so refreshing!

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Eternally Distracted said...

Yummy, yummy - I feel a BBQ coming on

Simone said...

Oh wow, love basil....that sounds amazing :)

the walking man said...

1 bottle vodka

You can stop right there. No more needed.

Emily said...

I was wondering what to do with the pot of basil I have growing! Thanks for the idea....can't wait until 5:00 now! lol

Inna said...

Its like strawberry lemonade with a twist! I love the color it turns too.

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

I never would have thought of basil in a drink! This combination sounds heavenly!!!

Thanks for the tip!

Madame DeFarge said...

If it wasn't grey and overcast here, I'd be supping these on the patio. As it is, I'll make do inside!

The Peach Tart said...

I'm meeting some friends today for a picnic. I'm making of batch of these to take. Thanks.

Lisa and Laura said...

I have but one word for you: YUM.

Hit 40 said...

Yummy!!! I definitely will mix one up.

ellen abbott said...

Sounds yummy. Plenty of hot days still here.

Jules said...

Yum! And I have nothing else to do tonight!!

La Belle Mere UK said...

Ooooh sounds amazing - but my head is hurty today from last night so think I'll wait till I'm all better then give it another go!

Hey lady! Got something for ya on my blog! Come and have a look. xxxxxx

Sami said...

You read my mind - I actually tried one of these out near the beginning of the week and it was AMAZING. I was real iffy about the basil being too strong, but it was a nice compliment to the tartness of the fruit. YUM! Good call!!

Special K said...

Okay...it's 7 am where I am, where would I have to be for happy hour? JK...I can't drink a lot of hard liquor without food...but this looks too irrestible!
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the ungourmet said...

Boy, I could really go for one of these! It's supposed to be over 100 degrees in the coming days. Love the basil!

mrsb said...

That not only sounds good, the color is beautiful!

foxy said...

I am about to go down to the coast and will definitely be making these. Thanks for the recipe! Oh, and I'm following you.... you are DANG FUNNY!

Jenny.Lee said...

That combination sounds so yummy. I'll have to give this a try.

Vicky said...

Wow, that looks delish! Basil, would not have even thought to try basil with it, but this looks very refreshing! Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving some design advice :) Cheers!

Young Mom/Wife said...

This sounds A-MAZING! And I love any drink that involves Vodka and fruit.

By the way thank you for commenting on my blog. I love yours. =)

Laoch of Chicago said...

This sounds scrumptious.

Lady Di said...

I saw the word VODKA in your title and clicked immediately. Way to go JennyMac...you know how to get a following. Well, this recipe will certainly be tested in my kitchen soon. Is it me or is it getting hot? I think I need a nice cool lemonade...you can drink lemonade at 9 a.m. no problem :)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Sounds good. This is my kind of drink

drollgirl said...

oh GOD!!! it looks DELICIOUS and DIVINE!!! i am ready for a pitcher of this! well, not quite yet at 9am, but SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON. must get the fixings!!!

hope you have a great weekend!

Sunshinemeg said...

Whenever vodka is in the title post - I'm there! Haha. Sounds great!

Vodka Logic said...

Can the recipe be halved? What... I mean doubled. lol

x

A French Cloud said...

me thinks I will be muddling a few of these this weekend

Lee said...

Making my mouth water...is noon too early for one??

Faith ♥ Love ♥ Lipgloss said...

Yummmmers!!! Sounds delicious!
Love your blog! Thanks for the sweet comment!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

that sounds so good! I'll take your word for it being just as good w/out the vodka. Not a minor, but prefer them virgin myself. gotta get some strawberries!

Kristin said...

Mmmmmmmmm. Yes please!!!

jen said...

There's an award for you over at my Rantings.

Eve said...

mmmm i could do with one of those right now :)

...love Maegan said...

omg YUMMMMMM!

chili pepper said...

I don't drink vodka but I bet this would be delicious without it. I would substitute some club soda, I think.

Polly Farthing said...

Thank you for your comment lady. Your blog is so cool. Polly x

Heavenly Housewife said...

How pretty. Strawberries and basil are actually an excellent combination. HOpe you have a wonderful weekend!

J.J. in L.A. said...

Mmm...vodka...uh, oh yeah...and strawberries! ; )

Torie Jayne said...

Hi Jen, Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, cocktail sounds great, I have just started growing basil, so perfect!

captivate me. said...

Looks delicious!!! I could definitely use this after the day I had :-)

Just Add Walter said...

yummy!!!

McVal said...

OOOHHHHH!!!

One Sassy Girl said...

You start a recipe with "1 BOTTLE of vodka"?? You're my hero.

mommytoalot said...

OooOooooooo I can not wait to try to make that..but until then..i shall enjoy an Appletini
ciaoa

the girl with the pink teacup said...

JennyMac, that sounds so delicious it shouldn't be allowed! While it's definitely a summery cocktail, there's no rule against it being for winter too, right? 'Cause it's winter here right now, and that cocktail looks miiiiiiighty appealing...

(And apologies for being so slack with the comments this week. Life is stupidly busy, and I had a bit of a technology break to try and cope with it all. Will be back in business next week! Love you, gorgeous lady).

Melissa B. said...

What a refreshing idea! Quick...I've got to tell Vodka Mom about this...

darsden said...

Oh my that sounds and looks delicious I believe I will have to try this one. Thank you for stopping by today I appreciate it. I saw you on the blog hop too from yesterday.

Simply Mel said...

Thanks for the yummy tipsy tip! Cheers!

Schmoochiepoo said...

ooooh I copied that for my next 'girls night in' extravaganza.

sounds delish!@

Dee said...

Damn I don't drink but this sounds like it could surely tip me over.

ladyfi said...

The cocktail and the bloggy thing sounds fun.

Enjoy!

Hic!

Rana said...

This drink is going to our girls night out of town party in a couple of weeks. Stopping by from the Blog Hop.

Alicia said...

oohhhh that drink looks darling!! i'll just have to settle for my water!

L.A. Daze said...

This looks really good, too bad i'm not a fan of vodka! But the combo of basil + strawberries...hmmm...

Stillness Speaks said...

Thank you so very much for dropping by my blog :-)

I was going through your previous posts and I must say, you write very well and have a wonderful sense of humor! Take care :)

Night Owl Mama said...

LOOKS LIKE MY NEW DRINK OF THE MONTH yummy!!
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Just_Aimee said...

Stopping by from bloghop09...that cocktail looks delish! Love your blog design--simplistic and elegant!

Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

This sounds like a real refreshing and great tasting drink. I'm always open for new cocktails. :)

Kelly said...

oooh, this is perfect for me becuase I love vodka, grow my own basil, and did I mention that I love vodka??

Christina said...

That looks really yummy!
I think I might have to try that.
Blog hopping... thanks for stopping by!

WhiteSockGirl said...

I am so going to try it. I love berries and I love vodka, so I am loving this before I even tried it.

Ta girl, ta!

Mommie Daze said...

Stopping by on the BlogHop. Nice to meet you!

Cocaine Princess said...

I've drank Vodka lemonade but not one with a strawberry twist, sounds and looks yummy.

Jenny86753oh9 said...

Basil? Really? Hmmmmmm...I never would've thought of that. Sounds pretty dang good though.

Nancy M. said...

Hey! It's nice to meet you!

Andi said...

This sounds SO yummy, I am going to try it out next weekend!

Angela said...

Stopping by from the BlogHop!

I'm giving away a $5 gc and a few more prizes on my blog here if you'd like to stop by today!

i am the diva said...

ohhhmy that looks tasty...

PinkBow said...

mmmmm that sounds absolutely yummy!

foxy said...

So, I DID end up making this while we were at the beach and it was sooooooooooooo yummy! Thanks for the great recipe!