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Gin and Basil Delight: 5 Cocktail Recipes to Try

Get ready to take your cocktail game to the next level with these five amazing gin and basil cocktails. From the herbaceous and refreshing Gin Black Basil to the sweet and fruity Byzantine, these recipes are perfect for any occasion. Follow our simple instructions to create delicious and refreshing cocktails that will impress your guests or simply enjoy them at home. With just a few ingredients and a little bit of skill, you can become a master mixologist and create your own signature cocktails. So, grab your shaker and let's get started!

There’s nothing like a refreshing cocktail to unwind and relax after a long day. And if you’re looking for a way to spice up your gin game, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of 5 delicious gin and basil cocktails that are sure to delight your taste buds. Whether you’re a gin lover or a cocktail enthusiast, these drinks are perfect for any occasion. So grab your shaker and let’s get mixing!

Gin Black Basil

Ingredients

  • 12-15 Basil Leaves
  • 50 ml London Dry Gin
  • 20 ml Limoncello
  • 30 ml Lime Juice
  • 20 ml Rich Pineapple Simple Syrup
  • Tonic Water

Instructions

  1. Shake all the ingredients (except tonic water) with ice.
  2. Double strain into an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice.
  3. Top up with tonic water.
  4. Garnish with two basil leaves.

Gin Basil Smash with a Smooth Vanilla Touch

Ingredients

  • 60 ml Gin
  • 30 ml Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 20 ml Vanilla Syrup
  • 10-12 Basil Leaves

Instructions

  1. ) Fill half of the shaker with ice, add the basil leaves, and then fill it up with ice.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake vigorously.
  3. Double strain into an Old Fashioned glass over one large cube of ice.
  4. Garnish with a basil leaf.

Byzantine (our version):

Ingredients

  • 10-12 Basil Leaves
  • 50 ml Gin
  • 30 ml Lime Juice
  • 20 ml Pineapple Juice
  • 20 ml Passion Fruit Syrup
  • 10 ml Simple Syrup
  • Tonic Water

Instructions

  1. Fill half of the shaker with ice, add the basil leaves, and then add more ice.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients (except tonic water) and shake vigorously.
  3. Double strain into an Old Fashioned glass over one large cube of ice.
  4. Top up with tonic water.
  5. Garnish with two basil leaves and passion fruit pulp.

Mediterranean Gin Tea

Ingredients

  • 6-8 Basil Leaves
  • 40 ml Gin (Mediterranean recommended)
  • 15 ml Limoncello
  • Tonic Water

Instructions

  1. Fill half of the shaker with ice, add the basil leaves, and then fill it up with ice.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients (except tonic water) and shake vigorously.
  3. Double strain into an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice.
  4. Top up with tonic water.
  5. Garnish with one basil leaf and a slice of lemon.

Gin Basil Smash Riff

Ingredients

  • 50 ml Gin
  • 30 ml Bianco Vermouth
  • 30 ml Lime Juice
  • 20 ml Basil Simple Syrup

Instructions

  1. Shake all the ingredients with ice.
  2. Double strain into an Old Fashioned glass over one large cube of ice.
  3. Garnish with two basil leaves.

Tips:

  • For a stronger basil flavor, muddle the leaves in the shaker before adding the other ingredients.
  • To make the basil simple syrup, dissolve equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the sugar has dissolved, add a handful of fresh basil leaves and let simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain out the leaves before using.
  • Use freshly squeezed lime and lemon juice for the best flavor.

Conclusion:

Creating cocktails at home is not only a fun activity, but also a great way to impress your guests or enjoy a refreshing drink at the end of a long day. With these five gin and basil cocktails, you have a variety of options to choose from and experiment with. Whether you prefer something sweet, tangy or herbaceous, you can find a recipe that suits your taste buds. So, gather your ingredients, follow the instructions, and let your creativity run wild as you become a master mixologist in no time! Cheers to delicious cocktails and good times.

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