My favorite drink in the entire world is a
bloody mary margarita gin basil smash*.
Basil’s in season now and it’s all over the freakin’ place. I don’t have it growing in my yard like I did the one year that I ended up with a bush of basil (sadly I can’t find this on my blog anywhere), but my family has a lot of it growing and has been sharing with me.
I consulted Pinterest for an easy recipe for a gin basil smash. We had the smash as a featured cocktail at our wedding, but the recipe we used included pre-making basil-infused simple syrup. I wanted a fresh gin basil smash so I could try out our new cocktail set and muddler that Mark got for his birthday from both sets of parents.
I came across this recipe from The Kitchen Magpie and gave it a whirl. I was definitely pleased with the outcome.
I even added some fancy-ass blueberry ice cubes to it to make my drink look super-freakin’ fancy.
What’s your favorite cocktail (or mocktail if you’re non-alcoholic)?
*We’re big fans of cocktail hour in this household …