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Cucumber Lime Basil Prosecco Spritzer Recipe

Can you guys believe that I’ve had this blog for nearly 6 years and have never once posted an alcoholic recipe? Clearly it was time to change that, starting with this refreshing and summery Cucumber Lime Basil Prosecco Spritzer.

cucumber lime basil processo spritzer

As you guys know, I’m continuing my partnership with Carnival this year, and for this month’s post I thought it would be fun to create a drink that reminded me of our wonderful cruise. When brainstorming the ingredients for this creation, I tried to think of my favorite summery/hot weather ingredients. Lime always reminds me of summer, so that was a given; cucumber has become my favorite addition to cocktails as of late, so it made the cut – but what about basil, my favorite summery herb? Well, okay then, let’s just go with all three. ;)

cucumber lime basil prosecco drink

As for the base of the drink, I knew it had to be my most favorite alcoholic drink of all time: Prosecco. Cold, refreshing, and bubbly, it’s so perfect for hot weather. As I wrote in my previous “How to Eat Healthy on a Cruise” post, fruity blended cocktails are one of those “eh, not worth it” type things for me. I generally have a few sips before I start to feel sick from how overly sweet they are. But Prosecco, on the other hand? Definitely worth it. I had a glass most evenings on our cruise before dinner!

cucumber lime basil prosecco cocktail

Matt was really skeptical about how well Prosecco would pair with lime juice, but I told him to trust me. I had a feeling the bright tart flavor of the lime would go really well with the refreshing bubbles. I was right. :)

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cucumber lime basil prosecco spritzer

Making this recipe is easy, and doesn’t require any fancy equipment at all! Step 1: buy a bottle of Prosecco. Step 2: make a cucumber basil infused lime juice to mix it with. Step 3: mix and drink!

cucumber lime basil prosecco drink

To make the cucumber basil infused lime juice to mix with the Prosecco, simply squeeze lime juice in a glass, then toss in a few slices of cucumber and some basil leaves. Stir it around a little and then pop it in the fridge for a few hours so it’s nice and infused (and cold).

cucumber lime basil prosecco drink

When you’re ready for happy hour, grab the lime/cucumber/basil mixture out of the fridge, then drain it so you separate the infused lime juice from the basil leaves and sliced cucumber. Then, pour equal amounts into all your champagne flutes. The full recipe (below) will make about 4 servings, and each glass should have roughly 1/2 an ounce (about half a shot glass) worth of infused lime juice in it. I added some fresh slices of cucumber to the mix, too.

cucumber lime basil prosecco drink cocktail

Plus another basil leaf. You can do this or skip it!

cucumber lime basil prosecco

Then, add the Prosecco!

cucumber lime basil prosecco

Garnish with an optional slice of lime, and enjoy.

cucumber lime basil prosecco spritzer

My official fANNEtastic taste-testers (aka Matt and my mom) gave this two thumbs up. The flavor is so refreshing and unique – the cucumber hits you first, followed by a hint of basil, finishing with the tart lime and Prosecco fizz. We hope you love it, too, whether yours comes with a view of the ocean or not. Cheers!

cucumber lime basil prosecco drink

Serves SERVES4     adjust servings

Cucumber Lime Basil Prosecco Spritzer

Prep Time 5 MINUTES Prep Time
Cook Time
Total Time 5 mins Total Time
Refreshing and bright, this will be your new favorite summer drink.

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Prosecco
  • Juice from 4 limes + 1 extra lime for garnish
  • 8 basil leaves
  • 8 cucumber slices

Instructions

  1. Place the lime juice, 4 basil leaves, and 4 cucumber slices into a glass. Refrigerate a few hours to let the flavors infuse.
  2. Separate infused lime juice from the basil leaves and cucumber slices and divide juice evenly among 4 champagne flutes. (Roughly 1/2 a shot glass worth of juice per glass.)
  3. Fill the glasses the rest of the way with Prosecco. Garnish with remaining cucumber slices, basil leaves, and sliced lime, if desired.

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What’s your favorite summery/”wish I were on a cruise right now” drink?

p.s. Want more cruise-inspired recipes? Check out my Caribbean Shrimp Quinoa Salad and Jamaican Jerk Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Salsa!

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Comments

  1. 1

    So refreshing for summer! I love basil and I love it even more with alcohol!

  2. 2

    Cucumber, lime & basil — what a refreshing (green) combination!

  3. 3

    I should not have read this at work. Now I have a SERIOUS craving!! I’m definitely doing making one this weekend. :)

  4. 5

    This is totally up my ally in terms of a cocktail. Looks very refreshing!

  5. 6

    This sounds so refreshing and perfect for sipping on the beach in some hot weather. I love adding fresh-squeezed lime juice to cocktails – so good!

  6. 7

    Ohh this sounds great! I love cucumber water so I’m pretty sure I’d like cucumber mixed drinks! haha

  7. 8

    Prosecco is one of my favorite sweet drinks! I love the idea of adding lime to it – yum!

  8. 9

    What a lovely photo! And great recipe.. can’t wait to make!

  9. 11

    This sounds so delicious and refreshing! Now all I need is a handsome bartender to make endless amounts of these for me. ;) haha!

  10. 13
    Roadrunner says:

    Looks absolutely awesome! Thanks!

  11. 14

    Yum! This looks like it would be seriously refreshing on a hot summer day.

  12. 15

    This sounds so good! I’m pretty much obsessed with prosecco, so I know I would love this!

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