This past Saturday I hosted a book club gathering (my friend book club, rather than my work book club) at our house. In staying with my New Year’s resolution, I whipped up a signature cocktail for the event. I wanted to make sure it was a light and refreshing drink since it was a brunch as well as above 80 degrees outside.
I found this tasty Strawberry Basil Mint cocktail recipe on Pinterest and had to give it a try (original source can be found here.) Plus, the book we had read was Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me by Patricia Volk, which has a bright pink cover – so I thought it would be a fitting choice.
Strawberry Basil Mint Cocktail Recipe
4 cups strawberries, hulled (I just used two cartons)
1/4 cup of fresh mint
1 cup fresh basil (which I picked from our garden!)
1/2 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
2 cups club soda
5 tablespoons of light agave nectar (FYI – found this in the baking aisle)
1/2 cup Grand Marnier
Puree all ingredients in a blender and our through a strainer to remove the herbs.
Serve over ice
Though it was rather sweet, I really enjoyed tasting the complexity of the strawberries, mint, and basil and with only a little alcohol, it was a perfect drink to have at a brunch.
Do you have any tasty brunch cocktail recipes to share?