It’s Week 2 of our Summer Sippers series and today I have something slightly sweet and very refreshing to help you kick off this 4th of July holiday weekend — Strawberry Basil Sparklers!
If you missed Week 1, I shared the best ever Moscow Mule recipe. (I mean it, it’s the best). You can find my recipe here.
I’ve recently become a fan of flavored sparkling water. I’m not a big soda drinker, but I do love something fizzy now and then, and flavored waters totally satisfy that craving. Which got me thinking about adding a splash or two of vodka and turning a glass of fizzy flavored water into a fizzy summery cocktail, so that’s just what I did!
These Strawberry Basil Sparklers are a light and refreshing summer cocktail. And they’re so simple to make, I don’t even know if this qualifies as a recipe!
- 1-2 oz strawberry vodka, depending on how strong you’d like your sparklers to be
- berry flavored sparkling water
- fresh strawberries, sliced
- fresh basil leaves
In a glass, muddle a spoonful or two of sliced strawberries and two to three basil leaves. If you don’t have a muddler, mash them together with the back of a spoon. You can also chop or tear the basil leaves to release more flavor.
Fill glass with ice, add vodka, top off with sparkling water and enjoy!
The vodka gives this drink a little kick, and the sparkling water is fizzy and refreshing, making these Strawberry Basil Sparklers the perfect drink for a laid-back summer afternoon!
Don’t forget to check out all of the Summer Sipper recipes being shared today. Can you believe we all included strawberries this week!? 😉