I have created the perfect craft cocktail recipe- The Hummingbird Craft Cocktail. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been a fan of “strong” cocktails or the renowned “girly” drinks. Don’t get me wrong, I can enjoy a Bahama Mamma every now again but it isn’t a drink I could have more than one of without getting a sugar migraine. It’s just too sweet. So, when I am choosing an adult beverage I like it to be right in the middle. Not too sweet or too strong. The alcohol taste is too prevalent in drinks like Rum and Coke and the latter is way too sweet for my taste buds. But whatever your taste preferences are, this craft cocktail recipe is sure to please!
Hummingbird Craft Cocktail Recipe
This craft cocktail will please the sweet-goers with the lemonade and blackberry base but won’t be too sweet for those of you who go for a stronger taste with the addition of basil! Plus extra bonus, there aren’t any fillers; all of these ingredients can be found in your garden or fridge! Over at Hansen and Heidelberg I shared the full tutorial as well additional pictures of this masterpiece, we decided to call the Hummingbird Craft Cocktail. Visit the link to see the entire post. So, if this drink sounds enticing to your taste buds, just look below for the full craft cocktail recipe.
Hummingbird Craft Cocktail Ingredients:
- 6 Lemons
- Fresh Basil leaves
- Blackberries (1 carton)
- Simple Syrup (see instructions here)
- Club Soda
- Muddle (a pestle-like bar tool)
Photo cred: Hansen&Heidelberg Blog
Hummingbird Craft Cocktail Recipe Instructions:
In a pitcher (create your lemonade base):
- Squeeze 6 lemons into a pitcher
- Add 1 cup of Simple Syrup
- Add 3-4 cups of water
- Place in fridge to cool
In a glass:
- Add 5-6 fresh leaves of Basil
- Add 4-5 Blackberries
- Add 1.5 ounces of Gin of your choice
- Muddle (To muddle is to combine ingredients by pressing them with a muddler before adding the majority of the liquid ingredients. –About.com )
- Add ice
- Pour equal parts of the cooled Lemonade Base and Club Soda
Ready to serve! Sip up and relax with this wonderful craft cocktail. You may also enjoy this recipe for a Pear Honey Margarita.
Enjoy the great outdoors with this wonderfully light cocktail this summer. Great whether you are out relaxing next to your garden or sun bathing near the pool! What are your favorite concoctions to make at home? Do you prefer the stronger, girly, or are you like me, right in the middle? Do you have any of your own craft cocktail recipes you’d like to share? We would love to hear them in the comments below!