Cucumber Basil Sparkler {Recipe Redux}

Guys, I’m pretty excited. This is my very first Recipe Redux and I think it’s a perfect fit for me.

From plain Jane vanilla extract to fancy-pants elderflower liqueur, we like to keep a little liquor in the kitchen. Show us how you like to cook, bake or mix-it-up with spirits, extracts and other alcohols. A splash of vodka makes summer sauces shine โ€“ and liqueurs brighten desserts: Whatโ€™s your healthy recipe with spirit?

Ok, that made me sound a little too excited about alcohol. But for real, Nathan and I have been getting more into cocktails lately and this was the perfect excuse to experiment. So I give you the tasty outcome:

Cucumber Basil Sparkler

Serves 2

Cucumber Basil Sparkler

Ingredients
– 2 tbsp fresh chopped basil
– 1 tsp raw sugar
– 4 oz cucumber vodka
– 1 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
– ~11 oz sparkling water
– Ice

Directions
Using a mortar and pestle, crush the basil with the raw sugar. In a large glass or a cocktail shaker, add the crushed basil and sugar to the cucumber vodka and St. Germain. Mix and pour evenly into 2 glasses. Add your ice and top off with sparkling water.

Put your feet up and enjoy!

Cucumber Vodka St Germain Basil Sparkler

And in case you missed my other dabblings in spirit-filled recipes, check em out!

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Food for Thought

What is your favorite type of liquor?
Not a liquor fan? What’s your favorite drink?print

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17 thoughts on “Cucumber Basil Sparkler {Recipe Redux}

  1. Ooooo this is sounds AMAZING I am obsessed with St. Germain and I love cucumber martinis…and I have a ton of basil growing! Definitely trying this one, you nailed it!

  2. What a fresh cocktail! Perfect for summer. Love the herbal basil + elderflower and love that mini-St. Germain! Gotta look for that. Welcome to ReDux – so pleased to have you!

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