Spring Awakenings Cocktail

Basil is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, and it contains a unique mix of flavonoids that are amazing for your skin. This cocktail tastes like the first day of spring in all its glory.

| December 2017

Clean Cocktails (The Countryman Press) is the solution to watching your weight while staying off the wagon. Beth and Tara have cracked the code to having it all: fitness and fun. Replacing refined sugars with fresh ingredients, Nydick and Roscioli pour their vibrant personalities into every glass.

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  • rocks glass


  • 1 small bunch fresh basil leaves
  • 3 ounces of vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Basil Syrup
  • Freshly grated zest of 1/2 lemon
  • Ice
  • Seltzer water
  • Garnish: Basil leaves and lemon twist


  1. Muddle most of the basil leaves with the vodka, Basil Syrup, and lemon zest in a cocktail shaker. Add the ice and shake for 10 seconds.
  2. Strain the contents of the shaker into an ice-filled rocks glass and top off with seltzer. Garnish with the remaining basil leaves and a lemon twist and serve.

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Excerpted from Clean Cocktails, © by Beth Ritter Nydick and Tara Roscioli by The Countryman Press, used with permission from The Countryman Press.

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