Sparkling Basil Lemon Mocktail

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This Sparkling Basil Lemon Mocktail has flavors of basil, cardamom, lemon, and mint that will leave you with a fresh sparkle.

Out of all the mocktail recipes I created to go along with the gin drinks in the DIY Gin Bar, this lemon mocktail was my favorite.

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Mocktails

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I’m sure if you’re anywhere between 25 and 35, many of your friends or family members are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding. And anytime there’s a party, they are usually drinking something boring and store-bought or jealously giving some serious side-eye glares.

Outside of pregnancy though, there are plenty of people who, for either religious or health reasons, choose not to partake. I myself go through periods where consuming alcohol would be detrimental to my health.

Whatever the reason, it always feels nice to be included, and not as an after-thought. This Sparkling Basil Lemon Mocktail has just as much thought, effort, and recipe development as a cocktail and you can taste it.

Mocktail Tips

Horizontal 40 degree shot of a basil mocktail in a glass goblet with a large ice cube, lemon slice, basil leaf surrounded by basil leaves and a lemon.

The biggest piece advice for making a good mocktail is to treat it like you’re making a cocktail. This basically means to give it the same attention you would a cocktail.

  • Measure: I think accurate measuring is even more important for mocktails. With cocktails, there is always the personal preference for adding more or less alcohol but a mocktail’s flavor profile is easier to mess up without the alcohol.
  • Shake, stir, pour, and garnish: use the same equipment and garnishes you would use for a cocktail
  • Pay attention to aroma and temperature
  • Balance flavor profiles (sweet, sour, bitter, umami, salty, astringent, etc.)

If you utilize these tips, you’ll be able to make stellar mocktails that make you feel a part of the party.

DIY Gin Bar Recipes

Close up vertical side shot of a Sparkling Basil Lemon Mocktail in a glass goblet with a large ice cube, basil leaf, and surrounded by basil leaves, and a copper jigger.

Speaking of parties, here are ALL the recipes in the DIY Gin Bar, including infused sugars, shrubs, cocktails, and mocktails!

Mocktails

Shrubs

Infused Sugars

Cocktails

Close up vertical 40 degree shot of a basil mocktail in a glass goblet with a large ice cube and basil leaf surrounded by basil leaves.

Sparkling Basil Lemon Mocktail

This Sparkling Basil Lemon Mocktail has flavors of basil, cardamom, lemon, and mint that will leave you with a fresh sparkle.
Servings 1
Prep Time 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest Sugar with Cardamom*
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce Lemon Shrub with Cardamom and Mint*
  • Soda water to top or to taste I used Fever-Tree Club Soda

Instructions

  • Place some ice in a rocks glass or similar sized glass.
  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the basil leaves and sugar together until the basil is very aromatic and slightly bruised looking and the sugar is mostly dissolved.
  • Add the lemon juice and shrub and top with ice.
  • Shake well, until the shaker is very cold and is sweating.
  • Strain into the prepared glass, top with club soda and garnish. You can garnish with a lemon wedge or slice, basil leaves, and edible flowers if desired.

Notes

*See the recipe for Lemon Zest Sugar with Cardamom here
*See the recipe for this Lemon Shrub with Cardamom and Mint here
Author: Megan Wells
Course: Beverages
Keyword: beverages, diy gin bar, mocktail, quick and easy, shrubs

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This Sparkling Basil Lemon Mocktail has flavors of basil, cardamom, lemon, and mint that will leave you with a fresh sparkle. | Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #megiswell #meganwellsphotography | www.megiswell.com
This Sparkling Basil Lemon Mocktail has flavors of basil, cardamom, lemon, and mint that will leave you with a fresh sparkle. | Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #megiswell #meganwellsphotography | www.megiswell.com
This Sparkling Basil Lemon Mocktail has flavors of basil, cardamom, lemon, and mint that will leave you with a fresh sparkle. | Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #mocktailrecipe | www.megiswell.com
This Sparkling Basil Lemon Mocktail has flavors of basil, cardamom, lemon, and mint that will leave you with a fresh sparkle. | Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #mocktailrecipe | www.megiswell.com
This Sparkling Basil Lemon Mocktail has flavors of basil, cardamom, lemon, and mint that will leave you with a fresh sparkle. | Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #mocktailrecipe | www.megiswell.com
This Sparkling Basil Lemon Mocktail has flavors of basil, cardamom, lemon, and mint that will leave you with a fresh sparkle. | Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #mocktailrecipe | www.megiswell.com

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