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Barefoot Blue Jean Night

4/25/2013



There's something about this time of year in Carolina.  It might have something to do with the lovely weather, or the smell in the air (if you can survive the pollen), but whatever it is, the song "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" is the epitome of a southern summer night in my book.  And this time of year, I love a good summery cocktail.

When were were in Turks & Caicos earlier in the month, I discovered The Green Flamingo at The Regent and their amazing basil berry cocktail.  Think a mojito-like concoction with a refreshing basil infused vodka and muddled fresh berries.  Here's the bad news: basil-infused vodka, not so easy to come by.  Good news: it's incredibly easy to make your own.



Basil Berry Cocktail:
2 oz Basil-infused Vodka (instructions below)
4 oz Club Soda
strawberries, blueberries, blackberries (muddled)
splash of blood orange san pellegrino

Basil-infused Vodka:
What you'll need:
Vodka (brand of choice)
Fresh Basil

Instructions for Vodka:
After you have cleaned the container bottle, transfer fresh basil leaves (including stems) into bottle.  Pour vodka with assistance of funnel into the bottle.  Close tightly and store in a dark, cool place for 3-5 days.  Gently mix bottle by turning over 3-5 times a day. Once basil has infused for desired amount of time, filter contents of bottle by using a coffee filter and a funnel into it's serving container.

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4 comments

  1. Those drinks sound wonderful. I love the song Barefoot Blue Jean Night. We are having such lovely weather today (even if it is just a touch chilly).

    Tracy

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  2. Ummm I LOVE love basil & berry combo! It's def my new summer drink:) I will have to try this recipe, thanks for sharing love.

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  3. YUM!!! Sounds so good. I am always looking for new beverage recipes so I'll have to give it a shot.

    And that is one of my all-time favorite songs Chelsea! I always want to roll the window down and belt it out each time it comes on the radio :)
    Have a great weekend girl!
    xo - Marion

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