Wednesday, May 16, 2012

DIY: Lemon, Lime & Basil Mocktail

I've always loved a good drink in front of me. When I settle in at night and let the stress of work wash over me, I rarely do it without a beverage by my side. I often write about my love of Beer or Wine or that I issued a labor of love to turn a piece of junk into a stocked bar cart in our apartment so that a nightcap is always available.  However, most of the time, my relaxing drinks have no alcohol in them at all. I mean weekdays aren't for hangovers or empty calories- they're for exercise, nose-to-the grind and sleep... so rather, I sip on Mocktails.
A Mocktail is just like the name entails: a blended/mixed drink that looks like a fun, summery cocktail but with a Virgin twist. These are super easy to make and you can do it with just about anything, but based on the produce I currently have in the house- here's the Mocktail I've been making for about two weeks:
Lemon, Lime and Basil Mocktail
^Grab your cast of characters
^Basil, Club Soda, ample Lemons & Limes
^So much natural beauty!
^Start chopping up all that basil goodness.
^Sprinkle Basil chunks over the ice cubes.
^Squirt some citrus over the basil & ice.

^Drop some lemon/limes wedges into the glass.
^Fill glasses with club soda.

^Now, make use of these extra wedges.
^Adorn rims with all that yellow and green.

^ENJOY!
Yum, I really can't get enough of these! As my Boyfriend said when I gave him the finished product tonight (images above from Tuesday, 5.15.2012) he sipped and said "Oh yum! It's like a really, really refreshing garden." It really is- the refreshment factor is pretty astounding... but- if you really needed to, you could definitely add some Vodka to make it a weekend drink.

I hope you give it a whirl!
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20 comments:

Katie said...

It sounds delicious, looks pretty, and I think we have most of that on hand right now. If it wasn't 2:30am I'd be making a mocktail lol.

rinniez said...

hahaha ive never heard a drink described as a garden before!
since i quit sugar ive been sticking to my vodka lime and sodas.
never think to have it virgin tho, will have to remember that for when summer comes back round.
:)
xx

Kate Sparkles said...

Oh this looks so deliciously summery and makes me crazy jealous as it's currently 3 degrees here!! Ska comfort food weather! But I'll definitely give this a try should the sun ever return.

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

Seriously so pretty, the drink & the photos. This looks easy enough for me to do, I wanna try. & your glasses, the mason jar type looking one, send that to me. Okay, thanks!

Anne-Claire Poupon said...

That's seems so good!
I will try it!!

Take care and have a nice day :)

Visna said...

looks tasty! in my free time I will do this :)
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Naghmeh said...

oh how fun!! I'm going to try it, looks like a mojito :)
and sounds super refreshing!
xx

Erika said...

Gah! Caitlin these are so pretty - Carrie Bradshaw would totally approve...after all, drinks should always be pretty enough to serve as an accessory to whatever you happen to be wearing. :P

Fashion Meets Food said...

This looks and sounds delicious. I am definitely going to make it! Thanks for sharing. xo

Mandee said...

I will for sure give this a whirl! It looks so refreshing, and I have all the ingredients already:)

Lindsay said...

This looks delicious! I think I might have to make one of these this weekend (vodka included).

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

mmmm this sounds so refreshing! I may make this my camping drink for this weekend coming up! (Hooray May Long weekend is finally here!) But I'll add a bit of Gin!
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Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

mmmmm!

Bravoe Runway said...

What a great drink! This is definitely something I need to make...I am sipping red wine as I type this comment and I am looking at this post in envy...

Elle Sees said...

i want to steal your bar cart! i would wheel it all over the place, offering beverages to guests, whether they were thirsty or not.

Jax said...

I'm so trying this!!! What a great idea! You are always so creative :) The only thing I'd use the regular water like you said you can substitute. I'm not a fan of carbonation. lol

Val said...

Well, hello....refreshing awesome drink.

Kara said...

Super awesome idea - sounds soooo delicious and refreshing! We just planted a bunch of basil on our patio so this is perfect timing :)

Harriet said...

Yum. I'll have to try that. I've had great success with lemons, limes, and mint. :)

June said...

That looks delicious! I drink lime water every morning but you might have inspired me to start drinking it this way now
xx
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