Basil Lemon Gin Swizzle Cocktail Recipe
June’s drink is the Basil Lemon Gin Swizzle cocktail recipe; it has a little bit of fizz and a little bit of fun that makes it the perfect garden cocktail. Basil is fresh in all our gardens right now and you can use any kind of basil in this light-tasting drink you might love. Below is the recipe and a super quick video if you would like to see how it is all put together. Enjoy!
Basil Lemon Gin Swizzle Cocktail Recipe —
- Muddled Basil — Handful
- Lemon Zest
- Lemon Juice – 1.5 oz.
- Simple Syrup – 1.5 oz.
- Gin – 3 oz
- Soda Water
Muddle basil and lemon zest. Add juice, simple syrup, gin, and ice ingredients in a shaker. Shake well. Strain ice out as you fill a glass 1/2 way. Fill the remainder of the glass with soda water. Garnish with lemon zest and a cherry.
Growing basil is pretty darned simple to do. I used herb seeds from The Drunken Botanist Collection at Territorial Seeds to grow the basil for this particular cocktail in my test garden. Totally yummy. If you would like to know how to build your very own cocktail garden, just go to this LINK for ideas. Stay tuned to the blog for more fresh herbal cocktail recipes this summer.