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Blackberry Basil Vodka Lemonade

Blackberry Basil Vodka Lemonade combines sweet, tart lemonade with the delicious flavors of blackberry and basil in a refreshing cocktail that's perfect for summer!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 -4
Author Cathy Trochelman


  • 4 c. lemonade
  • 1 c. vodka
  • 1 c. water
  • ½ c. blackberry basil simple syrup recipe below
  • fresh blackberries basil, and lemon slices (for garnish)
  • For simple syrup:
  • ½ c. water
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • ½ c. fresh basil leaves torn
  • ½ c. fresh blackberries


  1. Prepare simple syrup by bringing water and sugar to a boil; remove from heat and stir in fresh basil leaves and blackberries.
  2. Use a potato masher or fork to mash blackberries and basil.
  3. Let stand until mixture is cooled, then use a fine mesh strainer to strain.
  4. In a medium pitcher, combine lemonade, vodka, water, and strained simple syrup.
  5. Garnish with blackberries, lemon slices, and fresh basil.