Ahhhh… springtime. The temperature begins to rise, flowers start to bloom and gray skies slowly turn blue. This time of year calls for a deliciously light and refreshing cocktail. Jacquelyn Dodd (a.k.a The Beeroness) has created the perfect IPA cooler to enjoy as the weather warms.
- 1 ½ oz. vodka
- 2 basil leaves, chopped (2 additional small leaves for garnish)
- 6 slices of cucumber (2 for garnish)
- 3 oz. sparkling lemonade
- 3-6 oz. IPA with citrus notes, like Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo
Add the vodka, basil, cucumbers and sparking lemonade to a
shaker half filled with ice. Shake several times, pour into an IPA
glass, straining the cucumber and basil. Pour beer into the glass
and gently stir. Garnish with a cucumber slice and basil leaves.
–Recipe courtesy of thebeeroness.com