17 Responses

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 7, 2013 at 7:46 am · Reply

    This drink looks fabulous, and is a totally awesome flavour for summer!

  2. thelittleloaf August 7, 2013 at 9:08 am · Reply

    These photos are simply stunning! I want to dive right in and slurp up a big glass of this :-)
    ps quick question, where you have 2 cups then 1 cup of water in the syrup recipe, is one of those sugar?!

  3. Brianne August 7, 2013 at 9:53 am · Reply

    I love everything about this!! We have two basil plants in pots on our patio–one sweet, one Thai–and they’re just now flowering, but we have grand plans to plant much more basil in the ground next year. Oh, the bees that will be lured in! I can’t wait. I didn’t know that basil was such an attractive bee plant. This really excites me.

    Also exciting: this cocktail. Yum! The blueberry fields here are just lush with fruit right now, and I’m going out next week to do some serious raking and harvest my berries for the season. I’m so eager to get my hands on fresh berries!

    And what a great time to cut out the processed sugar when there is so much natural sweetness right now. Your cocktail makes such a great treat! Are you having special cocktails at the wedding?

  4. carey August 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm · Reply

    Oh man, I don’t care what you call it, this drink sounds delish!!! And it’s such a gorgeous color, too. (: I love my gin, and I have tried to mix it with basil on several occasions — it just does not work. Vodka seems like a way better choice, especially when you have yummy summer flavors like blueberry and basil. LIME basil, at that! I’m going to have to look harder at the farmers’ market to see if I can find something besides the plain stuff.

    And how awesome is that about the bees?!? Whoa.

  5. phi August 13, 2013 at 5:19 pm · Reply

    I’m proud to say that I have yet to kick my chocolate habit. I have at least 6 dark bars at any given time – just stacked up like cards on my office desk. It’s like a first aid kit. Always there when I have an emergency.

  6. shoko August 20, 2013 at 12:13 am · Reply

    your photos are always so stunningly gorgeous, linda! so impressed!

  7. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) August 20, 2013 at 10:23 am · Reply

    If kicking your chocolate habits means making more beautiful cocktails like this, I’m all for it (although chocolate IS always appreciated). Such a stunning color and look!

    You’ve inspired me to break out my cocktail stuff and go for it!

  8. Amber August 26, 2013 at 10:47 am · Reply

    Absolutely beautiful cocktail thank you so much for sharing can’t wait to try it! I noted your question about the flowering bush that the bees were going crazy over, sounds like Hyssops. We have a ton of them planted in our garden to attract pollenators and it is always covered in several types of bees & butterflies – smells a bit like anise & it’s a perennial even better!

  9. Lily @ Life, Love, and Cupcakes August 29, 2013 at 11:26 am · Reply

    Gorgeous pictures!! This sounds delicious, and wayyy better than a gimlet ;)

  10. Crystal February 7, 2014 at 6:16 pm · Reply

    Is there anything that the solids can be used for after straining? It smells so good, seems like a crime to just throw them out.

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