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Basil Prosecco

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Cheers!  I made a delicious drink for you.  Not my own idea but it should have been considering I happen to love basil more than most green things.  Well, I delayed making it because Max and I are engaged, but we are definitely still celebrating!  It happened about one week ago and we are over the moon.  We popped regular champagne the night we got engaged, but since you can never have too much bubbly, I thought I’d try this basil concoction.  I feel like I don’t need to say this, but if you don’t like basil….you really won’t like this!  You can also pretend like you are drinking a juice full of kale and celery and lettuce…except way better!!!!

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Basil Prosecco

From The Novice Chef

Serves 4 

Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

10 fresh basil leaves

1 tsp fresh lemon juice 

1 bottle Prosecco

Basil or lemon twists for garnish

Directions

Over medium heat, stir sugar and water until the sugar has dissolved.  Chill immediately.

Blend the chilled simple syrup with basil leaves and lemon juice until smooth.

Strain basil mixture into champagne glasses/flutes.  Roughly 1 Tbsp per drink.  Straining is important to get rid of chunks of basil.  Reduce the “Do I have anything in my teeth” questions.  Portion out Prosecco over 4 glasses.  Drink up! 

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With love, 

Anne

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Mañana Mule

ImageLet’s have a drink together.  Mañana.  Or today.  I mean, whenever.  I like beer mostly.  Wine is definitely next.  But then occasionally, I’ll have a cocktail-y drink.  I like to keep it pretty simple.  Moscow mules have vodka but my vodka days have come and gone at the old age of 24.  So I made it with tequila and renamed it because I was that bored.  Image

 

Alcoholic beverages aside, can we discuss ginger beer?  If you like ginger…you need to be drinking this stuff!  You actually have to love ginger because it’s pretty strong.  It does not have alcohol in it and is not actual beer.  It’s the sister of root beer…without all the burps.  

So here’s a sort of thrown together mix of flavors—alter as you please!   You may want more ginger beer, less lime juice, more tequila, orrrrrr…….only ice?

Mañana Mule

Makes 1 drink

Ingredients

2 oz tequila

4 ounces ginger beer

1-2 ounces fresh lime juice

ice

Directions

Combine all ingredients in one glass.  Stir.  Add lime slices for garnish.  Drink up!  

(I think I’ll add jalapeño slices next time to spice it up!)

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With love, 

Anne

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