3 Fresh Drinks to Welcome the First Day of Spring

Spring CocktailsSpring is about to… hmm, well spring on Sunday and it’s time we look forward to thoughts of warm days, sunny patios, lake wharfs and long sandy beaches.

Today, the folks here at Madtini are toasting the first day of spring with three great vodka cocktails. We’re using Prairie Organic Vodka from the heartland of Minnesota, where I’m sure they’ll be glad to see warmer days too.

 

as the common base across these drinks – and just for good measure we’ve picked up some Kiwi, strawberry and blueberry to bring some colourto the festivities.

Bring on the patios! Cheers, and happy first day of spring from Madtini.

Blueberry Basil Vodka Cocktail

Blueberry Basil Cocktail
Ingredients

  • 2 oz of Prairie Organic Vodka
  • 2 large basil leaves
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz Honey Vanilla syrup
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries

Preparation
Tear up the basil leaves, combine with blueberries and muddle in a mixing glass. Add honey vanilla syrup, vodka and lemon juice and ice cubes. Shake vigorously, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Add whole blueberries.

Kiwi Basil Vodka Cocktail

Kiwi Basil Cocktail
Ingredients

  • 2 oz of Prairie Organic Vodka
  • 2 large basil leaves
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz Honey Vanilla syrup
  • 3 slices of kiwi fruit

Preparation
Tear up the basil leaves, combine with kiwi slices and muddle in a mixing glass. Add honey vanilla syrup, vodka and lemon juice and ice cubes. Shake vigorously, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Add a slice of kiwi fruit as a garnish.

Strawberry Basil Vodka Cocktail

Strawberry Basil Cocktail
Ingredients

  • 2 oz of Prairie Organic Vodka
  • 2 large basil leaves
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz Honey Vanilla syrup
  • 1/3 cup quartered strawberries

Preparation
Tear up the basil leaves, combine with strawberries and muddle in a mixing glass. Add honey vanilla syrup, vodka and lemon juice and ice cubes. Shake vigorously, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Add a sliced strawberry as a garnish.

Honey Vanilla Syrup

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz water
  • 1/4 oz granulated sugar
  • 1/4 oz honey
  • seeds from half a vanilla bean

Preparation
Combine water and sugar at medium heat. Once sugar dissolves, add honey and contents from the vanilla bean.

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