Wildberry Basil Refresher

By: Hannah Lee Leidy

This summer drink is tart, light, and fresh. Allow its light and sunny flavors to dance across the tongue while reclining by the lake or swinging in a hammock. Beat the heat with this refreshing easy Wildberry summer drink recipe. With multiple choices of a clear spirit, this recipe can be tailored to suit any taste and preference, whether you’re in the mood for a zesty vodka or a silky gin, this summer drink can deliver.

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Makes 1 cocktail

  • 1½ ounces clear spirit of choice, such as vodka, gin, or tequila
  • 1 ounce wildberry syrup
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 2 basil leaves
  • Club soda on top
  • Garnish: Berries and additional basil leaves
  1. In a cocktail tin, shake spirit, syrup, lemon juice, and basil together.
  2. Strain into a collins glass filled with crushed ice and top with club soda.
  3. Garnish with berries and basil.
  • From Chad Whittington, DTR SouthPark, Charlotte, North Carolina

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