TND – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Recipes (Tea & Celebration)

May 21, 2012


Do I have to explain the presence of tea at Afternoon Tea?

Strawberry-Basil Champagne Cocktails
Because, Done is Good and we were celebrating (in no particular order) a birthday, the completion of an MLS, an imminent one year wedding anniversary, and (someone else’s) new job (and possibly more importantly, the quitting of her old job).

Strawberry-Basil Syrup
1 lb (frozen) strawberries, thawed
Juice of ½ lemon
½ cup loosely packed basil leaves
1 cup sugar
Champagne, or fizzy water

Puree the strawberries. If you feel like it you can strain it at this point to remove the seeds, I like the thickness they give the puree and didn’t bother.

Pour strawberry juice into a liquid measuring cup. Add water to reach 1 cup if needed. Pour into a small saucepan with lemon juice, basil, and sugar.

Heat mixture over medium heat until boiling. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let cool. Remove the basil leaves.

To serve, spoon 1-2 Tbsp of the syrup into the bottom of a champagne flute and top with champagne (or fizzy water).


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