Inspired by Sunday mornings with my dad, running a farmstand, this mocktail is a delight all year round.
As a kid, it felt like my dad sold fresh fruit and vegetables to everyone in Chicago. Everywhere we went, he knew somebody. My dad was the mayor of Grapples—an apple that tastes like grapes, which I still highly recommend!
Before anyone was truly conscious on a Sunday mornings, he’d box up our inventory while I would supervised–humongous pink doughnut in hand– and we’d head out on our adventure of selling produce.
I remember people walking up and only picking pristine fruit, which I didn’t understand. “They taste just as good as the twisty version, why go for the straight grown cucumber when the curled one is so much cooler?” Their loss was my gain though, as anything they didn’t pick that morning, I got to take home. To this day, I’ll always opt for the most misshapen growable from these stands to take home with me.
To top the day off, my dad’s Chef Friend would come out to settle-up and bring me a fancy lemonade with cucumbers in it, along with a cookie. I loved those days. This mocktail harkens back to those fancy drinks we’d enjoy under the hot sun, complete with mishappen cucumbers as garnish!
The Basil SMASH (Makes TWO!)
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The Modern Sprout Team