If it’s Friday….and it’s summer….. it must be time for Swirls’ Happy Hour! I’m a fan of a cool refreshing beverage on a hot summer evening. Actually, who isn’t? While strolling through my farmer’s market this week I became inspired! I was drawn to the beautiful bright red color of sweet juicy raspberries and the flavorful scent of lush basil and just couldn’t resist! My mind went right to Happy Hour……a jigger of vodka and a cold refreshing splash of lemonade……seasoned with my newly purchased raspberries and basil. Raspberry Basil Lemonade…..I’m puckering already! Cheers!
Personally, I will be drinking my lemonade right through the summer in my new favorite pitcher and glasses set! I also love love love these gorgeous stemless wine glasses that making sipping on your favorite beverage feel like a special occasion every time!
Summer Drinks Recipes
If you’re loving Raspberry Basil Lemonade then be sure to try these summer drinks recipes too! Raspberry Basil Lemonade is bursting with the summertime flavors of lemonade, fresh raspberries, fragrant basil leaves and a splash of vodka! An easy recipe for happy hour on a warm summer evening, picnic or barbecue! Berry Pink Lemonade Prosecco Punch is flavored with puckering raspberry lemonade and bubbly Prosecco and topped off with the sweet bursts of fresh berries and is as pretty as it is delicious! The tropical flavors of coconut, pineapple and lime blend together beautifully for the Caribbean Sunset Cocktail , an island inspired cocktail. By adding fresh pineapple and pineapple rum to the classic mojito you’ve gone tropical with a refreshing Pineapple Mojito Punch! Trust me, you’re going to love them all!
Raspberry Basil Lemonade is bursting with the summertime flavors of lemonade, fresh raspberries, fragrant basil leaves and a splash of vodka! An easy recipe for happy hour on a warm summer evening, picnic or barbecue!
- 2 lemons, sliced, divided
- 1 cup fresh raspberries, divided
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- 2 Tbs. sugar
- ice cubes
- 5 cups prepared lemonade
- 1 cup raspberry vodka*
In bowl combine slices from 1 lemon, 1/2 cup raspberries, basil leaves and sugar. Using end of wooden spoon, muddle together until fragrant and juices begin to appear.
Transfer mixture to pitcher with ice cubes. Add lemonade, vodka, remaining lemon slices and raspberries. Serve with straws.
Makes 6 cups.
*Prefer your lemonade without alcohol? Just substitute 1 cup prepared lemonade for the raspberry vodka!