Spring is almost here (March 20th, y’all!) and, after what felt like the longest winter ever, we can’t help but welcome the warmer weather and sunnier days ahead with bright and fresh cocktails. While you might not be able to hit your favourite patio just yet, there’s no reason why you can’t welcome the changing of the seasons with a spring-inspired cocktail from the comfort of your own home using Canada’s own Northern Keep Vodka. Try mixing this one up at home this weekend, and say cheers to spring!
Grapefruit Basil Smash
1.5 oz. Northern Keep Vodka
1 oz. grapefruit juice
1/3 oz. lemon juice
2/3 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz hibiscus tea (unsweetened and chilled)
6 basil leaves (plus additional sprig for garnish)
Muddle basil leaves in shaker and add the rest of your ingredients. Shake well and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a sprig of basil.