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Boozy Basil Blueberry Lemonade
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Sweet blueberries, tangy lemonade, and just a hint of basil make this boozy basil blueberry lemonade THE cocktail of the summer!

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry lemonade, boozy lemonade
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 360 kcal
Ingredients
Basil Simple Syrup
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup basil leaves, packed
Blueberry Lemonade
  • 4 cups blueberries
  • 1 cup basil simple syrup (recipe above)
  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon zest
Blueberry Puree
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
Make the Cocktail
  • 1 liter blueberry vodka
  • ice
  • lemon slices, blueberries, and basil sprigs ( for garnish)
Instructions
Basil Simple Syrup
  1. Combine water, sugar, and basil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until sugar is dissolved and then remove from heat. Let the basil leaves steep in the simple syrup for 10 mins, then strain, pressing on leaves. Let the syrup chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Blueberry Lemonade
  1. Combine blueberries, simple syrup, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a blender. Puree until very smooth. Strain using a fine mesh sieve and discard the solids.

Blueberry Puree
  1. Put the blueberries and sugar into the blender and puree.

Make the Cocktail
  1. Combine the lemonade and vodka in one or two large pitchers and stir well to combine.

  2. Fill glasses with ice and place a spoon of blueberry puree in each glass. Pour blueberry lemonade into each glass and garnish with a lemon slice, a few fresh blueberries, and a sprig of basil.

Recipe Notes
  • Since we're all about easy entertaining for the 4th, mix up this blueberry lemonade the day before. It actually allows the flavors to really meld and it means all you need to do before serving is plunk a few ice cubes into a glass and pour. 
  • If you can't find blueberry vodka you can substitute regular vodka, lemon vodka, or leave it out altogether for a virgin libation.
  • Fresh ingredients, including freshly squeezed lemon juice, will yield the tastiest cocktail.
Nutrition Facts
Boozy Basil Blueberry Lemonade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360
% Daily Value*
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 38g42%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 20.3mg25%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.