Here’s a cocktail to kick off the 4th of July! Chris made this refreshing drink to keep us cool. Cheers everyone!
So as Anne mentioned in her previous post, it’s been pretty warm here lately. Not triple digits warm, but warm enough that a cold beverage sounded really good. We had some leftover basil and lemons, so I decided to make a lemon and basil daiquiri. I love the classic recipe, shaken with ice, but today demanded an adult slushie. It rendered enough for probably four servings, although we finished it off ourselves. 😉
- 4 ounces of light rum
- 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
- 15-20 basil leaves
- 6 tablespoons of ultra-fine sugar
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
Pour into glass, garnish with basil leaf.
65 thoughts on “Guest Post: Lemon and Basil Frozen Daiquiri”
I never thought about using our basil leaves for a drink…. thanks for the ideas!
Thanks for stopping by today Pamela. 🙂 Have a great 4th!
I love it and I am the first one to post a comment. woo hoo! This is one awesome slushy andl ove the combination with the basil and lemon in both your cake and your cocktail. This is really fun and don’t forget to pull this one back out on St. Patty’s day. Take care, BAM
I guess I was not quick enough and I am second to post and with a typo… I meant “love” the combination
That’s very true. It’s very St. Patty’s Day. Thanks for taking the time to comment today Bobbi. Take care! 🙂
Anne ,it seems like a Granita,am already thirsty :)(great combination for the summer)
Thanks Massi! Always a pleasure to hear from you. 🙂
I’m melting out here too and Chris’ cocktail looks so inviting. Like an oasis in the desert. 😀
I down this drink super quick. It was good and refreshing. 🙂 See you soon! xoxo
You sure did! I think this is why we were able to finish 4 servings between the two of us. 🙂
This looks so cooool….It is so hot here and I would love to have this drink….Love it !!
Another reason why finally buying a blender was a great decision! It’s so hot and humid lately – I could really use an icy drink like that right now!
Anne and I used to make fruit smoothies a lot. Like *every* day. We had to stop because we were intaking so much sugar, but they tasted so good!
Oh my goodness, this looks incredible, Chris! What a gorgeous cocktail creation. I am lemon and basil obsessed in the summer, and nothing looks better than this right now… even though it’s still morning in Austin, hah!
Thanks! I’m not a big blended cocktail drinker, I prefer daiquiri’s and margaritas on the rocks. But every once in awhile I’ll crave one. Plus, I didn’t make this one very sweet.
Today seems to be the day when refreshing beverages are on everyone’s mind. This looks amazing (basil anything is my automatic favorite) and the color is out of this world! Have a great holiday!
Thanks Nora! I was very pleased with the color too. 🙂
Loving this “adult” slushie! Not to mention, it’s gorgeous!
Thanks Gloria! Anne drank it so fast she got brain freeze. lol
Oh, I LOVE this lemon and basil combination in a drink. It looks so good and refreshing! Perfect to cool down on a hot day – just lovely! Thanks for sharing and happy 4th of July 🙂
Thanks! Definitely great for a warm day. I think I’d lighten up on the rum a bit next time, they tasted so good but really had a kick!
Love the vibrant color of these glasses of daiquiri. They look very refreshing and perfect for hot summer days.
Thanks Ray. I’m very pleased at how they turned out. Green is my favorite color!
Reblogged this on Marina's Kitchen and commented:
These are great on a hot summer day!
Thanks for the repost! Cheers.
A wonderful summer cocktail!
Thanks Angie. Cute kitties!
I just made this recipe…it’s fabulous! So refreshing, as you say! Definitely one I will make again (and again…)! 🙂 Happy 4th of July!
Very cool! Um, literally. 🙂
Thank you Giulia.
I love this! I’m usually more a classic cocktail sort, but I do like playing with drinks, too. This really looks like a winner – definitely something I’ll try at some point. And so pretty! Good stuff – thanks.
Hi John, your site is awesome! I love the level of detail you put into your cocktail write ups. It’s like a little history lesson with each recipe. Cheers!
Basil slushie! Now that’s an idea.
That would be a great idea indeed. non-alcoholic version, it’ll still smell and taste great.
That looks *amazing*! Can’t wait to try this come summer time…
Thanks Angelica. Summer is finally here where we live. Cheers.
This is gorgeous and sounds really tasty! Pinned 🙂
Thanks Andi for the pin! 🙂
They look great but I bet they smell better. A great guest post!
Thanks John! The aroma was the best part, I agree. Wow, Anne has such awesome readers on her site. So much genuine friendship. You guys rock!
I love how green these daiquiris are. The flavor combo sounds so refreshing!
Thanks Eva! 🙂
The green is just GORGEOUS there! I love the color!
What a vibrant, refreshing drink!!! Perfect way to beat the heat…hope my basil starts to take off 🙂
It was super refreshing. Thanks for stopping by Liz!
I love lemons and I love basil. This drink is perfect! Pinned!
Thanks for the pin!
Lemon, basil and booze – where do I sign up? 🙂
LOL, thanks Maureen for stopping by! 🙂
This sound super refreshing and summer-perfect!!
I love basil! We have so much basil growing out of the garden.. I can only make so much pesto 🙂 This drink looks refreshing and delicious, will definitely try it out!
First, it was your lemon and basil cake and now a delicious summery daiquiri? Do you courier? 😀
The color is so vibrant and beautiful!!! Then the taste…wow, must be so delicious and refreshing!
OMG these look so insanely good! Can I have both? Heehee. So refreshing! Have a great weekend!
Haha, of course you can Reeni! 🙂 Hope you had a great weekend!
i have never thought of using my 2 favorite ingredients to make this. what a great recipe! i will do it 🙂
Thanks Danny! 🙂
What a genius idea! Can’t wait to try this out… I just LOVE my cocktails in the summer and I’m always looking our for new ones. Thanks Anne!
Thanks for stopping by Lidia!
Can’t wait to try this!
Yay! Thanks for stopping by Bertha.
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