Sparkling Strawberry-Basil Vodka Lemonade

by Jeanette Donnarumma 1:57 PM, June 1, 2017

Rachael Ray Show

Aired June 1, 2017

Serves 2

“I kicked off summer with this cocktail, you should too!”


3 shots vodka
2 tablespoons strawberry jam
Juice of 2 medium lemons
6 basil leaves, divided
4 ounces prosecco or sparkling wine


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add vodka, jam, lemon juice and 4 torn basil leaves. Shake well and pour into 2 ice-filled glasses. Top with 2 ounces of prosecco and garnish each cocktail with a torn basil leaf.

Tip: I made this cocktail with the 2 thick, chopped stems of basil I had left over after making pesto. It was a perfect use up of something I would have normally thrown away!


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