Muddled Basil Martini

"I've been searching for the perfect summer basil martini. I think I found it on the "B*tches on a Budget" website! Slight variation using agave nectar instead of simple syrup. I had to substitute ounces for "jiggers" as called for in the original recipe -- original verbage included in directions."
 
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Muddled Basil Martini created by HisPixie
Ready In:
2mins
Ingredients:
5
Yields:
1 cocktail
Serves:
1
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ingredients

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directions

  • Muddle the basil, simple syrup and lime juice together. Add gin or vodka. Combine in a cocktail shaker with loads of ice. Shake until there are shards of ice and the mix turns frothy. Strain.
  • Original recipe reads: 2 1/2 jiggers of vodka or gin. 1 jigger simple syrup. 1 jigger fresh squeezed lime juice. 4 fresh sweet basil leaves. 1 fresh spearmint leaf (or to taste).

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  1. Lorna M.
    Love it! My new favorite drink. I used gin and followed the recipe and it’s delicious!
     
  2. veroberkie
    Delicious!!! I just made one and since I didn't have lime juice, I added Naranja Agria( all I had in the fridge) Outstanding!! Perfect summer drink, to enjoy on the deck.
     
  3. veroberkie
    I used sour orange(naranja agria) juice instead of lime juice.
     
  4. kmakris
    OMG - this is my new favorite dink! I lightened up on the syrup as one reviewer suggested and it was just right. This is my new favorite summer drink. I only wish I had another lime to make another drink now!
     
  5. cocoabelle
    This drink is DELICIOUS! If you love lime juice and basil, this drink is a MUST-try!
     

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I'm the mother of triplet daughters and now 4 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren. I'm a critical care nurse by background, as well as hospice nursing. I love to cook and bake. My husband is a wonderful taste tester for me and never, ever complains about my many experiments and new dishes. Love that man. We have 4 cats: a neurotic gray calico named Cupcake, a kitten named RubyMae, a Maine coon named Arwen, a short-haired dilute torti Gigi,. One dog...a shepherd/sheltie, Greta. I been her since RecipeZaar days (miss that place). I'm from Pittsburgh, PA.
 
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