Drink Your Basil! 8 Refreshing Recipes

Last Updated August 15, 2017
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Mocktails, cocktails, and simple syrups are better when infused with summer basil. Check out these 8 drink recipes.

Blueberry Basil Lemonade

What is a southern picnic without fresh lemonade? Blueberries and basil give a fresh, local twist to this familiar staple at the summer table.

Watermelon-Basil Aguas Frescas

Watermelon aguas frescas
This refreshing drink is a perfect poolside refreshment.

Szechwan Peppercorn Basil Lemonade

Szechwan Peppercorn Basil Lemonade
When Life Gives You Lemons…

Szechwan Peppercorn Basil Simple Syrup

The Garden Table Mass Ave.
A great simple syrup for any drink.

Basil Margarita

Zignum Basil Margarita (Photo: Zignum)
This cocktail uses mezcal, made from the agave plant.

Watermelon Basil Smash

Watermelon Basil Smash
Craft cocktails are taking the beach by storm! For summer, the bar program at Chesapeake & Maine in Rehoboth Beach has created refreshing innovative drinks to celebrate the season!

Blueberry Basil Fizz

This drink is fruity, tart, herbal and ultimately refreshing—just right for the season.

Gin Basil Smash Cocktail

gin basil smash cocktail recipe
This drink demonstrates so ably how fresh ingredients can be incorporated into everyday drinking cocktails. Head to your kitchen garden or snag a big bunch of basil at the farmers’ market, and you...

End of Summer Cucumber Basil Smash

Use Hendrick's or one of our local gins (HCDistillery, Corsair) to create this innovative cocktail. Consider also muddling seasonal berries for a flavorful variation.
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