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 – and liqueurs brighten desserts: What’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
– 2 tbsp fresh chopped basil
– 1 tsp raw sugar
– 4 oz cucumber vodka
– 1 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
– ~11 oz sparkling water
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!
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