A Good-For-You Cocktail


Before I moved, my next door neighbor would always give me her Redbook Magazines when she was done with them.  I loved finding that welcoming surprise on my doorstep once a month.  I got my most recent drink idea from the last bunch of magazines she dropped off right before we left *tear*. 

Redbook featured three cocktails that are almost health foods because of the ingredients that you add.  There was a ginger based cocktail with vodka and lemon, a green tea mixed with white wine, and finally, a very unique strawberry based drink. I didn't have all the ingredients for the first two, but I did for the strawberry drink. 

Garden Party
Adapted from Redbook May 2013

Yield -1 cocktail

3 fresh hulled strawberries
2 basil leaves
½ tsp balsamic vinegar
2 oz silver rum
½ oz  agave nectar
½ oz lime juice
club soda

Muddle the strawberries, basil, and balsamic together in the bottom of a tin.  After muddling, add ice, rum, agave, and lime juice.  Shake vigorously and pour into a glass.  Top with some club soda and enjoy!

This drink was delicious with a little kick because of the balsamic vinegar.  The strawberries and basil added a freshness to this adult beverage.  Perfect for sipping outside on a hot summer day.

<3 mk

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