Blueberry Basil Fizz

This drink is fruity, tart, herbal and ultimately refreshing—just right for the season.
By / Photography By David Johnson | June 01, 2013

Preparation

Simple Syrup

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add 2 cups of sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool thoroughly before using. Store leftover syrup in the refrigerator.

Instructions

Muddle blueberries, basil and syrup. Add gin and lemon juice. Shake. Strain into Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with Sprite or club soda. Garnish with cucumber slice.

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Ingredients

  • 6 blueberries
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (see below)
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin (I recommend Hayman’s Royal Dock Gin)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Sprite (or club soda)
  • 1 cucumber slice
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