That Herbal stuff in my drank
I don’t care what it is but if it has a few simple ingredients with a culinary herb such as basil or mint being one of them – i want to prepare it.
Why the love of culinary herbs you ask? Well for one, I have a garden in the backyard filled with herbs. Everything from sage to rosemary, chives to basil, dill to cilantro, mint to oregano etc some I can’t even name. They are natures little wonders. A small amount of any herb has such an impressionistic flavor. The other reason being its boundless health benefits.
Blueberry & Basil Vodka Lemonade
Per Cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, muddle 4-5 blueberries, 4-5 fresh basil leaves and 1 1/2 oz Blueberry Vodka, smashing well. Add in about 4 ice cubes and top with 4 oz of lemonade. Shake well and serve.
This drink can be strained but I think it’s awesome looking and tasting with the bits of blueberries and basil.
side-note/fun-fact: Basil has vitamin K in it (which is a rarity), it’s also a good source of magnesium which promotes cardiovascular health. Basil as the same effects as ibuprofen
and aspirin when it comes to being an anti-inflammatory agent.
Basil is derived from the Greek word “basilikohn” which means royal