Spring Cocktails with Basil

Basil CocktailsSpring is here, summer is coming, and people want to taste that freshness in their drinks. Basil, whether muddled or used as a simple syrup, adds a crisp and quietly sweet flavor to your cocktail. It pairs wonderfully with citruses and also vegetables like cucumbers, bell peppers, and beets. And if you're really daring, muddle with mint for a mojito. Basil Martini: 2 ounces vodka, 1 ounce basil simple syrup, ½ ounce fresh lemon juice

Basil, Rum, & Soda: 2 ounces white rum, 1 ounce basil simple syrup, 2 ounces soda water, ½ ounce fresh lemon juice, ½ ounce fresh lime juice

For more cocktails with basil, try... Farmers Market Cocktail Recipes

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Cocktail News: April 2013