Raspberry-Basil Spritzer


1.5 oz Vodka
3 whole basil leaves
6-8 whole raspberries
0.5 oz honey simple syrup
0.5 oz lime juice
6 oz Club Soda
Basil stem for garnish


Begin by muddling the raspberries and basil with the honey simple syrup in the bottom of a highball.
Add the vodka and lime juice and stir with a cocktail spoon once the raspberries have reached the consistency of a puree.
Fill the glass with ice and top off with club soda.
Garnish with a stem of basil and serve with a straw.
Sip and enjoy!


Using fresh ingredients always makes cocktails more interesting and when I noticed I had some raspberries and basil in the fridge it sounded like a great combination of flavors. Basil has a light savory flavor while raspberries offer a balanced blend of tartness and sweetness. A perfect combination of flavors for a spritzer.

Spritzers are a drink originating in Germany, traditionally using a combination of white wine and club soda. The modern twists on this classic have begun using spirits instead of white wine, a change which allows for a refreshing drink which can be flavored in whatever way you see fit. By using vodka, a notoriously flavorless spirit, the raspberries become the star of the cocktail with subtle undertone of basil and honey. A truly refreshing drink.


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Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 1:06pm


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