Saturday, May 29, 2010

This will make your whistle wet

Ladies and gents, I am a beach blogging babe. Or rather, I am a beach babe who will not be blogging again until Wednesday. Por que? Because we flew to Boca Raton yesterday to celebrate JohnnyMac's birthday. BUT, in the spirit of all this delectable, I want to share one of my favorite cocktails for all of you especially those enjoying some Memorial Day Weekend playing. I have shared this before but it is good enough to share again. We went to a strawberry farm last week and I am growing my own basil so this cocktail which I made plenty of on Thursday night for the birthday festivities, was better than ever. 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 our friends who prefer the virgin-version, 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 or 1 bottle Simply Lemonade (my fave.)
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.

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Have a gorgeous holiday weekend. And don't forget to enter the gorgeous art giveaway I am hosting with Modern Bird Studios. Contest ends Monday night. Winner announced on Wednesday, June 2.

42 comments:

MommaAmma said...

Ohh I want that right now and its not even 7 am!

Have fun in Boca!

Brian Miller said...

yum...love me some strawberry lemonade so...this is gonna be good. have a great time at the beach!

Tropical Mum said...

It's not strawberry season here at the mo', but will store this one away for future. Basil and strawberries? Who would have thunk it?! Hope you have a lovely time in Boca Raton and hope to hear all about it on your return.

Shelly

Will Burke said...

Have a great vacation!

My name is PJ. said...

Enjoy your stay!!

Sara said...

I have been on a cocktail-making kick lately...that looks promising!

Have a fun trip!

SamiJoe said...

826am here...and i might have a virgin version! Looks yummy!

Happy Memorial Day wknd!!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Sounds positively delish! Enjoy your trip! :)

Allyson & Jere said...

I don't know why, but the idea that you went to Boca Raton just cracked me up. Maybe it's because all i can see in my head is Seinfelds parents in their condo in Boca. It evokes images of old people in bad polyester pants and bermua shorts. But i'm SURE you will not be hanging with any of them. Have a fabulous vacay!

Writing Without Periods! said...

This recipe looks as if it will "hammer" quite nicely. Happy vaca.
Mary

Leiah said...

I'm wanting a pitcher of that right now...and I'm the only one here!

(And thanks for the SS Caramel Brownies...I made some to bring to the office yesterday. Yep, the new girl is very popular and quite well-liked now. lol!)

Herding Cats said...

Looks like the perfect summer drink!

Linda said...

I could force myself to drink that...a, yes I could!!! Enjoy the beach!!

♥Aubrey said...

Pass me one of those...they sound YUMMY!!! Enjoy Boca Raton and wear sunscreen :)-

Tricia said...

hope you get some beach time in between all the rain we're having this weekend.

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Girl...I am going to the store right now {SQWELCH} that was my tires peeling out!!! ;)

Mighty M said...

Have a fabulous time at the beach!

Jenn@the loves of jenn said...

Anything made with Vodka is my friend! Thanks for this recipe - it looks amazing!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This sounds wonderful.
Enjoy your weekend!

TKW said...

...and now I'm drooling onto the keyboard. That looks amazing. I think I need one (or two) of these in my life.

Ingrid DeVilliers said...

This cocktail looks delicious!
Enjoy your vacation!
Ixx

K A B L O O E Y said...

Mmmm, that sounds nice -- not too sweet if the lemonade is tart...

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Sounds delicious! Have a wonderful weekend celebrating the Original J Mac's birthday!

CatLadyLarew said...

Enjoy your weekend with JohnnyMac!

Ashley said...

mmm sounds delicious!

Plentymorefishoutofwater said...

I've always been a bit skeptical of basil with anything other than tomato, but I trust you...
*Plentymorefishoutofwater - One Man's Dating Diary*

Jingle said...

have fun where ever you are,

Happy Sunday!

AmyLK said...

Sounds yummy! Hope you enjoyed the holiday!

Kristy said...

Sounds lovely! All of it!

Bossy Betty said...

Hope you had a FAB time!!!

SmartBear said...

You had me at Vodka. Hope you had fun!
Best,
Tina

Life with Kaishon said...

I hope you are having the best vacation ever!

Erin said...

This would be perfect with some of the basil I'm growing in my little herb garden...and vodka...hello, lover!

Hope you are having a blast, miss you!

Mommy Lisa said...

Hubby had a "John Daly" at a bar Friday after work...Pink Lemonade and Jerimiah Sweet Weed Tea. He liked it A LOT so he stopped to buy the stuff on the way home.

Could NOT find pink lemonade so he made do with regular lemonade.

I got the genious idea to make simple syrup and while it was warm dump in muddled strawberries and then strain the whole lot into fresh squeezed lemon juice and add water.

It was GREAT!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

have a great time and thanks for the new summer cocktail!

Ellen said...

Oh that sounds so refreshing! Much better than the vodka/Crystal Light concoction I drank over the long weekend!

http://www.firednfabulous.blogspot.com/

secret agent woman said...

Now that's a sumer mixed drink I can get behind.

Luna said...

now thats a nice drink.

Gigi said...

I made this over the weekend. Yummy. If it's ok with you, I'd like to post the recipe on my food blog [w/full faith and credit, of course]

jami @ i m a g i n e said...

So your blog title totally caught my attention! Every Wed I post a "Wednesday Weekend Warm Up" cocktail recipe. I had to stop by to see whats going on over here! Please stop by my blog 'imagine' and check out my fun giveaway!
http://jamigoldsmith-imagine.blogspot.com/2010/06/wednesday-weekend-warm-up-giveaway.html

MommaKiss said...

well yes, this would have caught my attention. however. on sunday evening i had approximately 19 vodka lemonades and so this currently makes me clench a lil bit.
i'll save it, tho. i'll save it.

Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes said...

I made almost these exact cocktails Memorial Day Weekend too! Used Crystal Light lemonade and no sparkling - and I pureed the strawberries. SO good. xxSAS