This one reminded me of summers at my grandma and grandpa’s farm. I love the grapy taste of Concords, and the basil added a very pleasant herby flavor. The color is gorgeous! If you don’t have lemon basil, Thai basil, lemon thyme, or lemon verbena is also great in this drink.
This was a final competition cocktail in the CHOW Cocktail Square Off, a cocktail recipe contest copresented with Square One® Organic Vodka and Om Organics.
1 bunch lemon basil
4 ounces Concord grapes (a handful)
2 ounces raspberries
Squeeze of lemon
2 ounces Square One® Organic Vodka
1/2 ounce maraschino liquor
2 ounces (or as needed) cava or other sparkling wine
1 sprig lemon basil, for garnish
Muddle basil, grapes, and raspberries; add lemon juice, vodka, and maraschino liquor; and shake with ice. Strain into a collins glass filled with cracked ice, and top off with cava. Garnish with a sprig of lemon basil.