4th of July Cocktail Recipe

If you plan on throwing a BBQ party for Independence Day add this tasty refreshing + delicious Spiked Triple Berry Basil Lemonade cocktail to your party.  It’s a perfect balance of sweet + tart. Smirnoff Red, White + Berry vodka mixed with tart lemonade + fresh, sweet berries are not only the ultimate summertime cocktail, but they also add fireworks to your Independence Day party.

Below is a classy and sophisticated way to ring in Independence Day with Spiked Triple Berry Basil Lemonade cocktail that requires so little effort. 


Berry Basil Ice Cubes

  • 2 cups of lemonade 

  • handful of berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries)

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips  

Basil Lemon Syrup

  • 4 ounces fresh basil leaves

  •  4 cups water

  •  2 cups sugar

  •  6 strips lemon peel

Triple Berry Basil Lemonade

  • 8 cups lemonade (store bought or homemade)

  • 1 1/2 cups Smirnoff Red, White & Berry vodka

  • 1/2 cup Basil Lemon syrup


Berry Basil Ice Cubes

  1. Place lemonade into ice cube tray + place a few berries into each cube along with a few strips of fresh basil.

  2. Place into freezer until solid

Basil Lemon Syrup*

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients + bring to a boil.  Stir until sugar is dissolved. 

  2. Turn off heat and allow to cool to room temperature

*You will have extra as this makes about 5 cups of syrup.  You can use it to sweeten your tea, lemonade + cocktails. It won't go to waste!

Triple Berry Basil Lemonade

  1. In a large pitcher, combine lemonade, Red, White and Berry vodka + basil lemon syrup. Stir to combine.

  2. Place 4 ice cubes into high ball glass and pour in Triple Berry Basil Lemonade.  Garnish with extra berries, basil + a cute straw (if desired)

Want some fresh Basil leaves right at your fingertips, stop by GSCO today + grab some for your garden.

*Recipe from strawberryblondiekitchen.com