Blueberry Basil Smash

 Blueberry Basil Smash Cocktail // Life is Made with Katie Miles // www.lifeismade.com

How to Make a Refreshing Blueberry Basil Smash Cocktail

My family and I just settled into a two week vacation at our country house in Woodstock, NY and I am loving the summer weather complete with fresh summer fruits and vegetables.  I was just starting to feel nice and relaxed when I realized that I had promised myself I would do the three day potty training bootcamp with our 2 year old this week.  Ugh.  What a pain in the diapered butt.  So now I'm one and half days into being stuck in my living room doing a touch down dance every time a drop of pee makes it inside the potty.  Lord knows, Mama needs a tall glass of medicine right about now.  Cue the fresh blueberries I just picked up at the farmer's market, the basil growing on the back deck and a bottle of vodka.  Ahhhh... that's nice.  So now I'm happily sipping on a delicious Blueberry Basil Smash and perfecting my celebratory potty dance and song.  One and half more days to go.  I'd better send the hubby out for more vodka.  

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh basil
  • juice of one lemon wedge
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup (or simple syrup)
  • 1 jigger vodka (1.5 ounces)
  • 1/2 jigger St. Germain (.75 ounces)
  • top with club soda
  • garnish with lemon rind and sprig of basil

Muddle the blueberries, basil, lemon juice and agave syrup in a high ball glass.  Add the vodka and St. Germain, give a stir and add a couple of ice cubes.  Top with club soda.  Garnish with a lemon rind and a sprig of basil.