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Basil Cucumber Fizz

Basil Cucumber Fizz

There’s nothing more lovely or indulgent than sipping sparkling wine, mid-day, on a weekend. The fruit and herbs in this recipe freshen the prosecco, and make this Basil Cucumber Fizz the perfect spring cocktail.

Basil Cucumber Fizz

Serves 6
Recipe by Lauren Miller

Total Cooking Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Active Cooking Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, with additional for garnish
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bottle Prosecco

Thinly slice cucumber, then place in medium saucepan with basil, sugar and water. Bring mixture to a boil, allow to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Make sure mixture doesn’t get too thick, and add extra water if necessary. Remove from heat, leave to cool for a few minutes.

Muddle reduced cucumbers, basil, sugar and water. Pour mixture through a strainer into another container. Chill syrup for at least 1 hour.

Pour 1 ounce of syrup into a champagne flute and fill remainder of glass with chilled prosecco. Top with a basil leaf to garnish and enjoy.

For more sparkling cocktails, try these recipes for Bubbling Bridget, Pomegranate Cardamom Prosecco, and Grapefruit Tequila Mimosas!

Photos by Lauren Miller


Lauren Miller is a Toronto-based freelance photographer, stylist, and brand consultant.

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