Strawberry + Basil Limoncello
Remember how I just went to Italy? I'm still having withdrawals. One of my favorite Italian beverages to enjoy, besides wine, is good ol' limoncello, a lemon-based liqueur. When I was heading out of Rome on my way back to NYC, I decided to grab a bottle to bring back with me so I could play around and make a yummy cocktail!
I looked on Pinterest for inspiration, and decided to combine some seasonal fruit and fresh herbs, to make a Strawberry + Basil Limoncello Cocktail.
Here's what you need: -limoncello -vodka -club soda -fresh strawberries -fresh pink lemons -fresh basil -sugar
Here's what to do: 1) Slice up your fresh lemons and strawberries; wash and rip up a few basil leaves.
2) Combine fresh strawberries, basil leaves, and 1 oz. vodka in a cocktail glass. Muddle ingredients together and let sit to steep for 10 minutes. Divide muddled mixture between cocktail glasses.
3) Measure 1 oz. of vodka into each cocktail glass. 4) Gently pour limoncello on top of vodka and muddled mixture.
5) Top with club soda. Garnish with fresh lemon slice on rim of glass.
Salute! Until next week...