Recipe, Styling, and Photography by Allie Couch
I’m no mixologist but this spring I’ve happened onto a concoction while fiddling with some ingredients out of my garden that I’m now obsessed with. Most evenings, before heading out to the yard to get my hands dirty, I throw one of these together. It makes tending to weeding and watering a little more leisurely, enjoyable, and bubbly.
Seeing as it’s a long holiday weekend (Memorial Weekend), I thought I’d share my little garden drink that you can easily transform into a mocktail if you’re not into alcohol at the moment. Just omit the wine and add a bit more of the lemon mixture and splash more sparkling mineral water.
o White wine
o Fresh basil
o Fresh mint
o Sparkling mineral water
1) Squeeze a few fresh lemons into a jar that has a lid.
2) Finely chop some fresh basil and mint.
3) Mix the chopped leaves into the fresh lemon juice. Shake and store the fridge for 30 minutes.
4) Fill a glass with ice. Pour 2/3 parts white wine to 1/3 parts sparkling mineral water. Leave 1/2 inch for lemon mixture.
5) Strain the lemon mixture and add as much as desired (I do about a teaspoon). Stir and garnish. Cheers!