A couple of sweltering Southwest Georgia Saturdays ago, my partnah Jessica Grace and I made a big, refreshing pitcher of Sweet Peach and Cathead Vodka’s Honeysuckle Basil Lemonade. It was crazy simple, especially for a gal like me who never makes cocktails. And might I add that it was insanely refreshing and delicious? We started by picking a cup of basil leaves and a few sprigs of mint straight out of my little herb garden. It doesn’t get any fresher than that!
We used sweet basil and a few sprigs of lemon basil to complement the lemonade.
Just mix up:
– 4 cups of Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka
– 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (5-6 lemons)
– 1 cup basil simple syrup
– 4 cups of water
To make basil simple syrup, combine in a small saucepan:
– 1 cup sugar
– 1/2 cup water
– 1 cup washed basil leaves
Bring to a simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely, then strain out the basil leaves. You can double or triple this recipe to make it ahead of time. It will store for a few weeks in the refrigerator.
And FYI – you can do this with any herb you find particularly tasty! Like mint, or rosemary. :)
Pour over ice, garnish with a mint sprig, and you’re in business! I highly recommend drinking this Cathead cocktail to make it through the dog days of summer. ;)
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