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Strawberry Basil Lemonade

I love strawberries.  Especially fresh  ripe strawberries. These are still growing. I hope I am around to enjoy the ones growing in my garden, so I will make do with store bought ones.

I had another week of  being really busy. What happened to my cushy life that included time for a nap???? Soon summer will be here and I will have more time to play. Isn’t that what summer means, playtime and relaxation?

I needed a pitcher of drinks. I am having people over and  I am not patient enough to be fussing over martinis.  One pitcher of strong drinks that I can cut with seltzer water for those folks who don’t need this as badly as I do.

Here it is.

1 can frozen pink lemonade. (or 1 packet of crystal light lemonade)

Water

1/2 cup Strawberry Basil Vodka

6 Strawberries sliced.

1 Lemon thinly sliced.

1/4 cup of plain Vodka.

1 sprig of Basil

1 sprig of Mint

Slice strawberries and lemons, Place in Pitcher with 1/2 c plain vodka.

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Toss in fridge and run around and solve assorted problems. ( there really isn’t a reason to wait)

Come back  and pour in strawberry basil vodka

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Add sprig of Basil and Spring of Mint

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Mix lemonade  according to directions on package in another container.  Pour into  pitcher. Add Ice.

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Taste. if too  potent mix into a single glass 1/2 cup Strawberry basil lemonade and 1/4 c seltzer.

 

ENJOY!!!!

 

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Strawberry basil vodka.

Feels like summer is here. Spring brought us a week of rain . Boom!! Its hot and muggy.

The herbs are happy.

herbs

My plants are growing. Last year,  I let my strawberry plant get a bit wild.  It send out all kinds of shoots and I now have numerous plants. Of course they are growing under my bulbed  flowers. Maybe the rabbits won’t notice.

Strawberries

This week  I am feeling a summer drink. Something to enjoy sipping while sitting in the backyard enjoying the sun.  Or something to drink while dreaming of having the time to sit.

I am making a strawberry basil infusion.  Sweet and spicy.strawberry basil vodka

Strawberry Basil Vodka

2 large strawberries

1 spring basil

1/2 cup of vodka.

Let the  Strawberries and Basil sit in the dish 24 hours. Pull the Basil out let the strawberries sit another day. YUM!!