The 4th of July weekend is here! And even better, it is a three day weekend because the 4th is on Monday! So exciting. So to help celebrate, and to get this Friday started, we have a cocktail you will have to try. But, some of us might be at the pool this weekend, and so we don’t want to pack on the calories, but need a refreshing drink to keep us cool. Nothing like strawberries that are at peak season and some delish tart lemons.
- 2-3 leaves of basil
- 2-3 ripe strawberries
- 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 oz. Skyy Blood Orange Vodka (or any vodka of your choice)
- 2-3 packets of Splenda or Truvia sweetener
- 3 oz. club soda
Muddle the strawberries and basil in a glass until smashed. Add lemon juice, vodka and sweetener, soda. Pour into a shaker and shake until cold. Pour into a glass. Garnish with basil leaf and strawberry.
Photo source: Photo: Sips & Apps: Classic and Contemporary Recipes for Cocktails and Appetizers / Angie Norwood Browne