Sweet Pepper Spritzer Mocktail
Not much could be more refreshing than the sweet taste of a red bell pepper and fresh basil combined to make a lovely spritzer mocktail for two! Not overly sweet and oh so delicious!
- 1 medium red bell pepper
- 5 large leaves fresh sweet basil
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- 10 ounces ginger ale or club soda
- Lemon wheels, for garnish
- Fresh thyme (optional)
Cut two thin strips of pepper and reserve for garnish. Cut the remaining pepper into chunks.
Add the bell pepper chunks to the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Drop in fresh basil and add the lemon juice and agave nectar.
Muddle well then fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Strain equal parts into two glasses filled with fresh ice cubes. Yield is about 3 - 4 oz. total juices.
Top with ginger ale or club soda.
Garnish each glass with a lemon wheel, red pepper slice, and sprig of thyme.