Basil Blueberry And Peach Vodka Spritzers

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These refreshing, crisp, summery cocktails will be a party in your mouth before all the summer parties end. With the bold taste of wild blueberries and the vibrant flavor of the peaches, you've got a cocktail that you can keep coming back to again and again.

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I know everyone is crazy over pumpkin spice right now, but it's still technically summer til the calendar says so. We've still got about 4 weeks left of full-on summer so I say let's celebrate until Fall Equinox rolls around on September 22. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE fall! It's my favorite season and I love all things pumpkin spice, but it's still 90-degrees here in Sacramento so I think it's a bit to soon to be boozing on pumpkin spice lattes. Instead, you can be boozing on these refreshing, summery cocktails. 

What I've done with these cocktails is I've taken two summery fruits and combined them into one delicious, crisp, cocktail. This cocktail is super easy to make. All you'll need are fresh peaches, wild blueberries, fresh lime, fresh basil, fresh ginger, vodka, some sparkling water, and ice. That's it! I know some cocktails can get really fancy, but I prefer ones that are simple and use minimal ingredients. I also love ones that involve real fruit because any cocktail that involves getting a fruit serving is a win-win in my book. 

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Now, you guys know I don't usually drink, but every now and again I love a good spritzer, especially in the hot summer months and this one fits the bill. If you have a good blender, you could blend up the peaches and blueberries first before mixing them with the vodka but that first step is completely optional. If you don't want to whip out your blender for this, no problem! Just take a muddler and muddle the fruit together first. I took a muddler and muddled the fresh peach slices, blueberries, chopped ginger, and basil in a glass. I used one shot per drink for this recipe. You could add more shots if you want, but one shot is a good balance and will keep the alcohol from overpowering your drink. 

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A note about the alcohol: Make sure you have good vodka around for this recipe. No cheap vodka! All it does is ruin the drink and if you drink too many (which I don't suggest) you won't feel very good tomorrow. I suggest using Belvedere Vodka or Grey Goose; both are top quality vodkas with a smooth, light taste. 

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The other great thing about this cocktail recipe is that you can use frozen fruit too! If you don't have fresh peaches or blueberries you can use frozen fruit, just make sure to thaw it out first so that you can muddle the fruit together more easily. 

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The blueberries in this recipe are what makes the color so purple! The fruit colors the drink naturally as you can see in the photos. If you want to leave the blueberries out you can simply use double the peaches and you will get a gorgeous, vibrant peach color too! This recipe can be made both ways, it's such a flexible cocktail.

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I hope you guys enjoy this easy cocktail recipe! Please let me know if you want to see more cocktail recipes up on the blog. I did a poll on Instagram and the results were: More cocktails, please! I would also love to hear what you guys think.

If you make this recipe, please take me in your recipes on Instagram using the hashtag: #fiityfoodliciousdrinks I can't wait to see your zesty cocktails! Make sure to PIN this recipe for later too. You can follow my recipes on Pinterest here. 

Much Love 

~Genevieve 

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Basil Blueberry And Peach Vodka Spritzers

These refreshing, crisp, summery cocktails will be a party in your mouth before all the summer parties end. Recipe by: Genevieve | Fitty Foodlicious September 1, 2018

Makes: 4 drinks

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Ingredients:
  • 1 cup sliced peaches
  • 1 cup wild blueberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh, chopped ginger
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • 1 liter of sparkling water
  • Ice

Instructions:
  1. Divide the peach slices, fresh ginger, fresh basil, and the blueberries into each glass (this recipe makes about 4 drinks worth).
  2. Muddle the peaches, ginger, basil and blueberries together in each glass until some of the juices come out.
  3. Fill each glass with ice.
  4. Pour a shot of vodka into each glass and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
  5. Slowly pour sparkling water into each glass.
  6. Add in more fresh blueberries and garnish with a slice of lime, peach, and more fresh basil leaves.
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