Lucy Basilia

Lucy Basilia
  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time:5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes

[Photograph: Melody Fury]

Made with blackberries and basil, this juicy and fresh vodka cocktail is the ideal thirst quencher on a hot day. Simply multiply the portions to serve out of a pitcher for a crowd. At Lucy's, they use Dripping Springs vodka.

Recipe from Kendra Thompson of Lucy's Fried Chicken in Austin, Texas.

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  • For Honey Syrup:
  • 2 ounces honey
  • 1 ounce warm water
  • For cocktail:
  • 5 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ripe blackberry
  • 1 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce honey syrup
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Club soda
  • Garnish: basil leaves, slice of lemon, blackberry


  1. 1.

    Mix honey and warm water to make honey syrup. You will have enough honey syrup for 3 drinks.

  2. 2.

    Gently muddle the blackberry and basil in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, honey syrup, and lemon juice. Fill with ice and shake for 15 seconds. Strain into a pint glass filled with fresh ice. Top with club soda, garnish, and serve with a straw.

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