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Author Notes: Refreshing with a hint of floral is how we would describe this cocktail. We made a basil ginger syrup that complimented our DIY Gin (Hendricks is a great alternative). Along with Lillet and a splash of tonic, this cocktail is one to sip on a warm spring afternoon. —Pizza Night Vermont
Basil Ginger Syrup
- 8 ounces Water
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Sliced Ginger
- 6-8 Basil Leaves
- Combine 8 ounces of water with 3/4 cup sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat.
- Add sliced ginger, about a thumb size worth, and 6-8 basil leaves.
- Let steep for 30 minutes. Remove basil and ginger.
Gin and Ginger Cocktail
- 1 Part Gin, Hendricks or DIY Gin
- 1 Part Basil Ginger Syrup
- 1 Part Lillet
- Splash of Tonic
- Basil Leaf for Garnish
- In a shaker filled with ice, combine gin, basil ginger syrup and Lillet.
- Shake vigorously. Pour over ice in a low-ball glass. Add tonic and garnish.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe for Daytime Drinks