Sunday, February 5, 2012

Ginger Lemon Basil Spritzer

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When I was in Hawaii I stumbled across the best booth at the local farmers market!  They were making a ton of ginger flavored drinks.  I don’t know if I mentioned it, but last year I completely gave up soda.  I used to be a diet coke girl, drinking 1-2 diet cokes a day.  Now days I hardly drink soda, with the exception of Ginger Ale and Fresca. 

I was beyond excited when I saw that they were selling some of their ginger concentrate, so I bought a small bottle and have been enjoying making my own Ginger Lemon Basil Spritzers at home. 


Ginger Lemon Basil Spritzer
adapted from PacifiKool

2 basil leaves
1/2 lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp Ginger Syrup from PacifiKool
sparkling water

1.  Tear and lightly muddle the basil leaves.  Squeeze lemon juice over basil leaves. 

2.  Fill cup up half way with ice, pour ginger syrup and sparkling water over the lemon basil mixture. Add in a “shot” or two of vodka and mix well.  Add more sparkling water if necessary.

So good and refreshing!!  I am going to invite myself over to my friend MC’s house since she just got herself a juicer and try to make my own Ginger Syrup!