Citrus-Basil Gin & Tonic

citrus basil cooler

Mr. Sun paid a visit this weekend, and we damn near threw ourselves at him. Hiking, grilling, and springtime cocktails … shameless groveling, all of it.

Even here in Louisiana, we’re trudging through a little longer until spring. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the hell out of this spruced-up G&T, crafted by my lovely fiancĂ©.

Citrus-Basil Gin & Tonic
Yield: one drink.

2 oz. gin
2 tbsp. lime juice
1 tbsp. lemon juice
4 leaves basil
4 oz. tonic
1 lemon slice (for garnish)

1. Combine all ingredients in a large glass or shaker, muddling basil at the bottom with a spoon. Add ice, then strain into a smaller glass (also filled with ice). Garnish with lemon slice.


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