Perfect summer cocktail, Hands Down.
Our friend Adam told us about this drink, although he is way to straight to have thought it up by himself.
But first, Do you have a basil plant?
You’re gunna want to get one after you read this recipe. Our poor little plant can barely keep up with our demand.
Here’s what’s ya need……
- Couple leaves of fresh basil
- Sonic ice, it makes a big difference, like in a Julip
- Vodka, we use Western Son (Texas made, yes they have such a thing)
- Grapefruit San Pellegrino
- Monogrammed cocktail napkin optional
Crush/tear a few basil leaves with your hands and mix them with a glass mostly full of Sonic ice. (Sonic sells bags of ice for 2 bucks and we always grab a few for parties. It is the best) Splash a shot, or possibly 2 shots, of your favorite vodka over the whole mess and stir together. Fill the glass the rest of the way with grapefruit San Pellegrino.
Enjoy on your patio. (Or in a to-go cup at the public pool like our friend Adam does)
Tito’s is a Texas made vodka from Austin. Award winning no less. Give it a shot. Or two.
Yepper’s Tito’s is quality too, we usually have a jug of Monopolowa in the freezer for “vodka related emergencies.”
OK guys, now you’re talking! It was 104 degrees out here in West Texas today. This sounds like it’s right up my alley. Thanks.
They are so refreshing…and the basil adds something different
I’m gonna try it tomorrow night! We have a basil plant that can’t keep up too! Where did you get that vodka?
Spec’s…LOVE that place..I buy according to the packaging…..pretty much always….
I see you guys like to use chewable ice. You can now buy a home ice maker for chewable ice here is the website http://www.scotsmanhomeice.com/brilliance-nugget/ It seems like a nice investment for making drinks without needing to grab ice and having it take up space in your freezer.
So I just realized I used the Blood Orange, not the Grapefruit – whatever, it’s fantastic! First the Mojitos, now these – you’re killing me, lol!
Ohh, we’ve used the blood orange before…..It’s good too, We just prefer the grapefruit. 🙂
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