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Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman

Lemon Basil Spritz

5 MINPrep Time
1 cocktailServings
by Giadzy
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
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This refreshing cocktail inspired by the spritzes of Italy’s south is the perfect warm weather drink. It gets a beautiful bright green color from muddling the basil, and the subtle flavor from the basil give it such a lovely herbaceous quality. It evokes everything we love about Italian coastal towns! 

Lemon Basil Spritz
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Lemon Basil Spritz

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Category

Drinks

Servings

1 serving

Prep Time

5 minutes

Author:

Giadzy

Ingredients

  • 5 basil leaves 
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lemon juice, from one medium lemon or half a large lemon 
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) limoncello 
  • Ice Cubes 
  • Sparkling wine or prosecco 
  • Lemon wedge and basil for garnishing, if desired 

Instructions

  1. Add the basil leaves, lemon juice and limoncello to a cocktail shaker. In the shaker, muddle the basil leaves for about 20 seconds, making sure to give them a good crush to extract the flavor of the basil leaves. Fill the shaker halfway with ice. Close tightly and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  2. Strain the liquid into a wine glass - use a fine mesh strainer as opposed to a cocktail strainer if you want to strain out all of the bits of basil. Add ice and top with sparkling wine or prosecco to finish. Garnish with basil and lemon, if desired.

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