|If you’re looking for a cocktail as refreshing as a breezy summer night, look no further. The Sweet Basil is truly made for summer. It shines a flavorful spotlight on Lillet, a less commonly used wine aperitif. Beware: if you’re not a fan of basil you should probably skip this sip. However, if you can’t get enough of this green herb, pair your Sweet Basil cocktail alongside a light summer salad garnished with tomatoes, mozzarella and a light vinaigrette. Oh, and a little extra basil can’t hurt.|
Ingredients: Ice 1 martini glass to serve your drink 1 extra glass for first strain 11 basil leaves 3 oz. Lillet Blanc ½ oz. gin 1 oz. simple syrup Instructions:
Note - It’s important to strain your Sweet Basil twice. This extra strain helps prevent little muddled bits of basil from floating around in your drink. Sure, a little nibble of fresh basil may taste refreshing, but getting green leaves in your teeth is less than cute. Cheers!
Sources: Food and Wine, Washington Post