‘Berry Basil Medley’ Cocktail

Not just for tomato dishes, basil can give your cocktail a real kick. Combine this with the rich flavour of dark rum with a berry medley and you have yourself a daringly delicious drink. Not only does Stur pack in a good dose of vitamin C, you will also get a handful of other antioxidants from this one, including resveratrol, otherwise found in wine!

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 20 blueberries
  • 10 Blackberries
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 3 servings (4.8 ml total) of Stur ‘Boldly Blue & Blackberry
  • 50 ml dark rum
  • 20 ice cubes

Method:

  1. Set aside 2 blueberries, 2 blackberries and 2 basil leaves to garnish your drink, on a small bamboo stick.
  2. Crush the remaining berries in a bowl using the back of a spoon.
  3. Spoon the berry mix into each glass.
  4. In a blender, blend the Stur ‘Boldly Blue & Blackberry’, dark rum and ice until the ice is blended well. Add a dash of water to help with blending.
  5. Add the remaining fresh basil leaves to each glass and pour over the iced drink. Stir the mix using a spoon.
  6. For a more intense basil flavour, you may also wish to blend some of the basil leaves with the ice.

Nutritional information (per serving):

Calories: 75 kcal

Carbohydrates: 4g (2% reference intake*)

Vitamin C: 120 mg (150% RDA)

* Reference intake of an average adult (2000 kcal)

Free from wheat & dairy. No added sugar. Vegan.

 

Our healthy cocktail recipes are developed by Nutritionist Kyla Williams DipION, BSc, MSc

Kyla Williams is a highly qualified nutritionist with a master’s degree in Nutritional Medicine and a diploma in Nutritional Therapy. Having practiced as a clinical nutritionist since 2010, Kyla understands the importance of giving practical advice on how to eat indulgent foods in the healthiest way possible. Experience in menu planning and working alongside mixologists has given Kyla a flair when it comes to creating exciting new healthy recipes. Enjoying the pleasures in life from cocktails to cakes is certainly possible with Kyla’s healthy nutritional guidance.