Grape + Basil Cocktail

cocktail
cocktail
cocktail

This cocktail is super light and refreshing. It's the perfect drink for an at home Happy Hour with friends (or alone if that's how you roll).   You be the judge of how much vodka to add to your drink...adjust the recipe accordingly. If you're a gin drinker...replace the vodka with gin. There are no set rules here. Make it your own!

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Muddle
Muddle
Grapes
Grapes

{Muddle the grapes to create your grape juice}

grapes
grapes
juice
juice

{Using a cheese cloth or a strainer, strain your juice}

Grape Juice
Grape Juice
Basil
Basil
Muddle
Muddle

{Muddle the basil leaf to release the oil}

Club Soda
Club Soda

{My go to club soda - Q CLUB Superior Club Soda}

Drink
Drink

INGREDIENTS

12 grapes

6 basil leaves

1 tbsp. honey

2 tbsp. lemon juice

2 tbsp. simple syrup

4 ounces vodka

2 cups soda water

  1. Place grapes in the bottom of a shaker/glass and smash with a cocktail muddle. Pour contents through a cheese cloth or strainer and reserve juice.
  2. Lightly muddle the basil in the bottom of the same glass to release the oils. Add the simple syrup (recipe here), grape juice and lemon juice. I used a mason jar with a top -- shake shake shake.  Add ice, vodka, honey and shake again.
  3. Pour your mixture in a glass and top with your soda water, lemon wedge and basil leaf.
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CHEERS!