It is definitely spring in Los Angeles! This weekend was breezy, warm, and clear as crystal. We created this fresh, herbaceous cocktail to put us in a springtime mood. We need no further proof that basil is good for so much more than just tomato sauce.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Juice from 1 large lemon
10 fresh basil leaves
Directions: Heat water and sugar in a small saucepan until sugar has totally dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Combine sugar water, lemon juice, and basil leaves together in a blender and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Add 1 tablespoon of simple syrup to each glass and top with prosecco. Garnish with a lemon wedge.