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{Cocktail Friday} Raspberry Basil Limoncello

2013 June 21

Happy Friday to you, happy Friday to you, happy Friday dear frieeends…happy Friday to you! Jason and I are off to Palm Springs for a weekend of relaxation poolside and I’m so happy to have a mini-vacation that I’m singing like a lark! But before I skip off to the desert, I’m sharing the perfect weekend drink recipe for a Raspberry Basil Limoncello Cocktail straight from my very favorite “Lark”, Jacquelyn. What are your weekend plans? I hope you take a moment for yourself, relax and enjoy it. Cheers!


photo by Jacquelyn Clark

Raspberry Basil Limoncello Cocktail – recipe via Style Me Pretty Living

2 lemon wedges
4 basil leaves, roughly torn
6 raspberries
1/2 tsp. superfine sugar, optional
1/2 ounce limoncello (preferably homemade!)
1 ounce lemon vodka


1. Add the raspberries, basil and lemon wedge to a high ball glass.
2. Muddle until raspberries are pureed and basil has been bruised.
3. Fill glass with ice.
4. Add limoncello, lemon vodka, sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.
5. Top with champagne.
6. Garnish with a single raspberry and lemon wheel, if desired.
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Leah Bergman

Editor at Freutcake
Designer, blogger, cocktail shaker. Classic with a bit of sparkle. Founder & Editor of Freutcake.

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  1. June 21, 2013

    what a treat to see this guy on here 🙂 Have an amazing time in Palm Springs!! (and seriously, this cocktail is ridiculously good)


  2. June 21, 2013

    have an awesome trip (delicious looking drinks!)

  3. June 21, 2013

    This looks delicious Leah! I love raspberries but I’d probably sub strawberries since they pair so well with basil.

    Chelsea & The City

  4. June 21, 2013

    Enjoy your weekend away!! We were there a couple weekends ago and it was fabulous!

  5. June 21, 2013

    Oh you sweet and naughty minx! This sounds tasty as heck. Have fun in Palm Springs!

  6. Mom permalink
    June 21, 2013

    This looks amazing and refreshing! Have fun in the desert and don’t forget the sunscreen!

  7. June 22, 2013

    How yummy! Definitely going to have to try this summer.


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