Vodka Apple Cider With Basil

I was researching fall drinks and stumbled upon this recipe.   It’ll be in the upper 70s while we’re tailgating, so I didn’t anything heated.  This one includes a few of MY favorite beverage ingredients: apple cider, vodka and lots of lemon AND a bonus ingredient that I love – – – BASIL.


3 leaves basil (plus more for garnish)
1/2 oz lemon juice
1 oz vodka
1/4 oz St Germaine
Apple Cider
Apples (sliced, for garnish)
  1. In the bottom of a glass, muddle the basil, lemon juice, vodka and St Germain. Fill with crushed ice and top with apple cider. Stir well and serve with sliced apple and basil leaf.