Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Official Preppy Cocktail?

It's as good as it is pretty!
Light and refreshing... a perfect drink to be enjoyed out on your porch, deck or balcony on a warm summery day. Prepare a large batch ahead of time and bring some with you to Polo, the beach or to a neighborhood block party!

1 shot of vodka, I used Absolut
1 shot of limoncello (I used the medicine cup and filled it to the brim, so roughly 3 tbs)
1 strawberry cut into pieces and placed in glass
2 basil leaves, chiffonaded and placed in glass with strawberry
A couple of basil leaves for garnish
1/2 cup of pink lemonade
1/2 cup of seltzer
If you have the time you can marinate the strawberries and chiffonaded basil leaves in the pink lemonade for a few minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and garnish with the basil leaves.

This drink needed some green and I do not like the flavor combination of strawberry and mint. Basil actually has a sweet, herby flavor and it lends itself beautifully to this drink.


Donna-FFW said...

I know what the next drink I am trying is. Very soon too as this warm weather is putting coktails into my brain!

MaRiN said...

How can you drink something so pretty? Looks beautiful!

Deeba PAB said...

It's REFRESHINGLY delicious. Maybe I'll just pack my bags & get across!!

GS said...

I love your use of the medicine measurer :)

ps: thanks for linking confessions of a food nazi, it is wonderful to be included in such a food blogging alumni1