Basil Ginger Cocktail

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

Makes: 1


Basil Ginger Syrup

  • 8 ounces Water
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Sliced Ginger
  • 6-8 Basil Leaves

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 This Recipe


Basil Ginger Syrup

  1. Combine 8 ounces of water with 3/4 cup sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat.
  2. Add sliced ginger, about a thumb size worth, and 6-8 basil leaves.
  3. Let steep for 30 minutes. Remove basil and ginger.

Gin and Ginger Cocktail

  1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine gin, basil ginger syrup and Lillet.
  2. Shake vigorously. Pour over ice in a low-ball glass. Add tonic and garnish.

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