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Pink Bourbon Spritzer, served in a champagne glass with a fresh basil sprig.

Raspberry Basil Bourbon Spritzers

  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 1x

Description

These raspberry basil bourbon spritzers are the perfect colorful cocktail for entertaining.


Ingredients

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FOR THE RASPBERRY SYRUP:

  • 1/3 cup raspberries (use fresh if you have them, but frozen is fine too!), plus extra for garnish
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

FOR THE COCKTAILS:

  • 1/4 cup raspberry syrup
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 cup champagne

Instructions

FOR THE RASPBERRY SYRUP:

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved and berries have softened.
  2. Remove syrup from heat and let cool.
  3. When syrup has cooled, strain syrup through a fine mesh sieve into a jar or other container. Save berries for smoothies later in the week and set syrup aside for cocktails!

FOR THE COCKTAILS:

  1. Combine raspberry syrup, bourbon, lime juice, and a few handfuls of ice in a cocktail shaker or glass measuring cup and shake/stir to combine and chill the liquid.
  2. Strain out the ice (using either a mesh strainer or the built-in strainer on a cocktail shaker) and divide the bourbon mixture evenly between two champagne glasses.
  3. Top each glass off with about 1/4 cup of champagne. Pour the champagne slowly so the drink doesn’t bubble over.
  4. Top each drink with a sprig of fresh basil and a fresh raspberry and serve immediately.

Notes

This drink isn’t particularly sweet, but feel free to adjust the amount of syrup in your cocktails to play with the sweetness until it’s perfect for your taste buds! Use a little extra syrup for a sweeter drink or cut back on the syrup (and increase the lime juice) for a more tart cocktail.

Use tonic water or club soda in place of the champagne if you like.