Citrus Berry Smash

This refreshing Mocktail uses fresh fruit and basil syrup to make the perfect drink for a gathering.

Ingredients

FOR ONE COCKTAIL FOR 8 COCKTAILS
  • 5 blueberries
  • 2 oz. (60 mL) basil syrup (see cook's tip)
  • 2 oz. (60 mL) lime juice
  • 1½ cups (375 mL) ice, divided
  • 4 oz. (125 mL) grapefruit flavored sparkling water
  • 1 lime wedge (optional)
  • 1 sprig of basil (optional)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) blueberries
  • 2 cups (500 mL) basil syrup (see cook's tip)
  • 2 cups (500 mL) lime juice
  • 1½ qt. (1.5 L) ice, divided
  • 1 qt. (1 L) grapefruit flavored sparkling water
  • 8 lime wedges (optional)
  • 8 sprigs of basil (optional)
  • • Add the blueberries to the large cup of the Cocktail Shaker and crush them using the Muddler.
  • • Add the syrup, juice, and 1 cup (250 mL) of the ice to the large cup, seal the shaker and shake vigorously
  • • Add the blueberries to a large pitcher and crush them using the Muddler. Add the syrup and juice; stir to combine.
  • • When ready to serve, add up to 12 oz. (350 mL) of the mixture to the large cup of the Cocktail Shaker.
  • • Add the ice to the large cup, seal the shaker, and shake vigorously.

Directions

  1. Use the Cocktail Strainer to strain into a chilled glass(s) filled with ice. Top with the sparkling water and garnish with a lime wedge(s) and sprig(s) of basil.

Cook's Tips:

Use this recipe as the framework for your own creations. Trade the blueberries for another fruit, swap the lime juice for lemon, or add a different herb instead of basil, or a different flavor water.

Basil Syrup:

  • 2 cups (500 mL) water
  • 2 cups (500 mL) sugar
  • ½ cup (125 mL) loosely packed basil leaves
  1. 1. Combine the water and sugar in a sauce pot. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.

  2. 2. When the sugar dissolves, remove from the heat, add the basil, cover and let the basil steep for 10 minutes.

  3. 3. Let the syrup cool completely before using. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.

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