Friday, November 30, 2012

cocktail FRIDAY ~ Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem (left)

Seize the day with this lovely refreshing cocktail.

10  strawberries, hulled and halved
2 tbsp  vanilla sugar
90 ml  clear apple juice
30 ml  lime juice
150 ml  gin
8  basil leaves 
To taste:  Champagne or sparkling wine, chilled
To serve:  basil leaves and cucumber slices

Process strawberries, sugar and juices in a blender until smooth. Pour into a 1 litre-capacity jug over ice, add gin and basil, and stir. Top with Champagne or sparkling wine and serve over ice in tall glasses. Garnish with a basil 
leaf and a slice of cucumber and serve.

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