Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Basil Lemon Drop Cocktail

Need to stay cool today? Try this refreshing drink. Substitute a bubbly soda (like club soda) for a non-alcoholic version.

8oz lemon-basil syrup (see below)
7-8oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
6 oz vodka
sprigs of basin and thin slices of lemon for garnish

Combine syrup, juice, and vodka in a shaker with ice. Shake until frosted. Pour over ice and garnish with basil and lemon.

lemon-basil syrup
4c water
2c sugar
4c basil leaves
peel from 4 lemons (minimizing white pith)
Bring all ingredients to a simmer in a medium saucepan and stir to dissolve sugar. Let cool. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. Strain, pressing solids to extract all the syrup. Store cold until ready to use.

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