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Barefoot in the Garden Basil, Wine & Rum Spritzer

“When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, There is always the garden.”– Minnie Aumonier

Barefoot in the Garden Basil Rum & Wine Spritzer

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”– Robin Williams

Barefoot in the Garden Wine Basil Rum Spritzer

“Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.” — The Koran

A rose in my garden

“Earth laughs in flower.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

A rose in my garden

Barefoot in the Garden Basil, Wine & Rum Spritzer

  • 1 1/2 oz. white wine
  • 1 oz. golden rum (I used Bacardi Gold)
  • 1 1/2 oz. basil syrup
  • Club soda
  • Basil leaves & edible flowers for garnish

Fill a large wine glass 2/3 full of ice cubes. In order, add the white wine, golden rum, then the basil syrup. Top with club soda and garnish with basil leaves and a flower.

To make the basil syrup: Mix equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan. Heat till boiling. Toss in a handful of basil leaves. Cook for about 5 minutes, then strain out the basil. Let the syrup cool before using and store in a bottle in the fridge.

Barefoot in the Garden Basil Wine & Rum Spritzer

“All the wars of the world, all the Caesars, have not the staying power of a lily in a cottage garden.”– Reginald Farrer

This recipe was shared at Weekend Potluck and Summer Drinks Potluck Party.

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6 responses

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! xoxo sweet Ann :) cute feet too!

    May 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    • Ann

      I didn’t paint my toenails, though … LOL … thank you for the inspiration Melissa :)

      May 24, 2012 at 6:55 pm

  2. Beautiful, Ann!

    May 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm

  3. I missed the naming contest – good choice!! And it sounds and looks yummy!

    May 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm

  4. Just another one of the fabulous posts I missed at the end of May! LOVE this dear Ann! xoxoxo

    June 15, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    • Ann

      oh wow Michele … well I’m so glad I shared it again then! … Melissa helped me name it too :)

      June 15, 2012 at 11:14 pm

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