YIELD: Makes 1 serving
1 1/2 oz. – honey lime syrup (recipe below)
2-3 – fresh basil leaves
1-2 oz. – sparkling water
1 1/2 oz. – vodka
1 – ripe peach, sliced
For Honey Lime Syrup:
1/3 cup – honey
1/2 cup – warm water
1/3 cup – fresh lime juice
In a small saucepan combine honey, water and lime juice. Heat on low and mix together, being careful not to let the water boil. Remove from heat once combined.
Muddle basil in a tall glass or cocktail shaker add sparkling water, 1.5 ounces honey lime syrup, vodka, and a couple of peach slices. Pour over ice and garnish with additional lime and peach slices.
The honey lime syrup recipe yields about six 1 1/2 oz. of syrup, which can be stored and used for future beverages. Seal the leftover syrup into an airtight container and refrigerate for future use, to be used within one to two weeks.
Recipe courtesy of registered dietitian Maggie Michalczyk, made for the National Honey Board