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Boozeday Tuesday: Honeysuckle Basil Lemonade

Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade with Basil Simple Syrup | Oysters & Pearls

Thirsty yet?

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!

Sweet Basil | Oysters & Pearls

We used sweet basil and a few sprigs of lemon basil to complement the lemonade.

Lemon Basil | Oysters & Pearls

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.

Mint and Rosemary | Oysters & Pearls

And FYI – you can do this with any herb you find particularly tasty!  Like mint, or rosemary. :)

Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade | Oysters & Pearls Instagram

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. ;)

Shop this post:
farmhouse table (Southern Restoration Furniture)
acrylic hobnail drinkware (Pottery Barn, similar Hobnail Glass Jars)
honeysuckle vodka (locally: Olive Grove Fine Wine & Spirits, Cathead Vodka)
more recipes (Sweet Peach blog)

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Until Next Time

 

2014 Due South in Thomasville, Georgia

 As promised, here is how the rest of our evening went at Due South, which supports the Thomasville Center for the Arts.

Due South 2014 in Thomasville, Georgia | Oysters & Pearls

Thomasville Center for the Arts + Due South | Oysters & Pearls

J.B. Crumb Catering at Due South  | Oysters & Pearls

Cathead Vodka Supports Live Music at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

VIP Entrance at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Due South VIP | Oysters & Pearls

All the restaurants in town were represented, but you know where my first stop was… The Plaza’s Oyster Bar.

The Plaza Restaurant and Oyster Bar and Southern Pines at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Oysters from The Plaza at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

I also loaded up on cornbread with Bradley’s sausage and tomato jam, plus Sweet Grass Dairy Green Hill cheese and crackers from Blue Coop

Blue Coop at Due South with Bradley's Sausage Cornbread and Tomato Jam and Sweet Grass Dairy Green Hill Cheese | Oysters & Pearls

… fried okra (for the life of me I can’t remember who sponsored this table!?)…

Fried Okra at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

…shrimp and a strawberry-goat cheese concoction from Liam’s

Shrimp from Liam's at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

…and lots of other delicious eats from local favorites such as Fallin’s BBQMom & Dad’s, Chop House on the Bricks, and more.

Due South Eats | Oysters & Pearls

Due South Eats, Including Crab Cakes and Bruschetta from Mom & Dad's | Oysters & Pearls

Due South Eats | Oysters & Pearls

We had the most AMAZING cocktails from Liam’s and Cathead Vodka, and then sampled some beers from Tallahassee’s newest brewery, Grasslands Brewery!

Due South, Sponsored by Thomasville National Bank, in Thomasville, Georgia

Lemon Cocktail from Liam's with Cathead Vodka | Oysters & Pearls

GrassLands Brewing Company Tasting at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Finally, we ventured back outside to enjoy Two Foot Level and Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys and a gorgeous sunset.

Jessica Grace at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Hoopers at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Due South 2014 | Oysters & Pearls

Due South 2014 in Thomasville, Georgia | Oysters & Pearls

Hooper at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Texture - Old Coca-Cola Bottling Plant - Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Due South 2014 in Thomasville | Oysters & Pearls

Sunset at Due South 2014 | Oysters & Pearls

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Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys at Due South 2014 | Oysters & Pearls

Zydeco Playboy at Due South 2014 | Oysters & Pearls

Zydeco Playboy at Due South 2014 | Oysters & Pearls

Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys at Due South 2014 | Oysters & Pearls

Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys at Due South 2014 | Oysters & Pearls

I can hardly wait for Due South 2015!

Until Next Time