Basil Cooler

We just finished a delicious dinner of Pho (look for that to be published in the coming days) and we had both some basil and some lime left over. I think it is only appropriate to whip up a cocktail that captures the essence of the dinner, and is delicious to boot. Enjoy.

Basil Cooler

  • ~5 Basil Leaves
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 1/2 t. Sugar or Simple Syrup
  • Juice of Half a Lime
  • 1 1/2 oz Hendricks Gin
  • Tonic Water

Place basil and lime wedges in the bottom of a pint glass.

Basil and Limes awaiting punishment.

Basil and Limes awaiting punishment.

Sprinkle sugar over and muddle thoroughly.

Lime and Basil suitably muddled.

Lime and Basil suitably muddled.

Add gin, ice cubes, and lime juice and fill the remainder of the glass with tonic.

Juice of half a lime.

Juice of half a lime… and the gin of course.

Give a quick stir and enjoy a nice refreshing beverage for a warm spring night.

Top with Tonic. Start sippin'.

Top with Tonic. Start sippin’.

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