Here is a refreshing, easy to make Lemon & Basil Spritzer. It’s the perfect thing for sipping in your back yard or amongst friends at a BBQ.
– juice of 1 small lemon
– 2 – 3 large basil leaves (ripped into pieces)
– soda water
– 1 tbsp. white sugar
– 1.5 oz vodka (optional)
First start by making a simple syrup – 1 tbsp. white sugar dissolved in 1 tbsp water. (set aside)
In a 6 oz glass, add basil, simple syrup, and vodka (optional).
Muddle ingredients (mash ingredients together to release flavours). Add a few ice cubes, lemon juice, and top with soda.
For best results, leave muddled ingredients & lemon juice for a few hours in the fridge before adding soda & ice.
Happy Labour Day!