Jul 4

Raspberry Basil Champagne Cocktail

DSC_0030Okay so I’m being a total cheater today because this cocktail was already featured on Style Me Pretty Living. But I just really, really wanted it up on my own pages. Because, honestly, it’s my favourite recipe to date. I made it mid-morning some time ago specifically to shoot it, and had to literally stop myself from guzzling the whole thing before noon (willpower, commence!) The combination of muddled basil, raspberry, limoncello and champagne is just beyond – it can’t be beat.

PS – Happy Independence Day to my American friends <3 !

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:: 2 lemon wedges
:: 4 basil leaves, roughly torn
:: 6 raspberries
:: 1/2 tsp. superfine sugar, optional
:: 1/2 ounce limoncello (preferably homemade!)
:: 1 ounce lemon vodka
:: champagne
:: ice

1. Add the raspberries, basil and lemon wedge to a high ball glass.

2. Muddle until raspberries are pureed and basil has been bruised.

3. Fill glass with ice.

4. Add limoncello, lemon vodka, sugar and stir until sugar is disolved.

5. Top with champagne.

6. Garnish with a single raspberry and lemon wheel, if desired.

lineRecipe Adapted from Tasty Trials


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