The ‘Summer of Limoncello Cocktails‘ series continues with the Limoncello Basil Spritz, ideal for afternoon summer sipping.
You can’t beat a carbonated drink in summer and this spritz combines two very complementary flavours. The sparkling drink with dry Prosecco marries the brightness of lemons with the herbaceous and peppery notes of basil.
Basil is a summer herb and comes in many varieties that are easy to grow in a cocktail garden. These include the common sweet basil, the purple-coloured opal basil, Thai basil with an aniseed note, holy basil with a hint of clove and African blue basil, a perennial type of basil that flowers all year round.
The aromatic herb is used as garnish. Slap a basil sprig between the palms of your hands to release the essential oils and aromas before adding it to the drink.
Limoncello Basil Spritz Recipe
Original recipe created by Cocktails & Bars
- 60ml limoncello
- 120ml Prosecco
- 30ml soda water
Glassware: wine glass
Garnish: African blue basil sprig and lemon wedge
Build the drink in a wine glass by combining limoncello, Prosecco and soda water over ice cubes and stir gently. Garnish with a basil sprig and lemon wedge.