This refreshing Sweet Basil cocktail is a perfect way to use up all of the basil you have in your garden!
With a distinct flavor and balanced finish, this easy cocktail recipe will be a hit with all of your guests.
I have three basil plants absolutely thriving right now, so we've been looking for ways to use up basil.
We've made countless pesto dishes, which is great, but we want to think of a unique way to use our basil.
We looked up basil cocktail recipes and found one we liked, so we decided to put our own spin on it.
This recipe is a result of that and I'm so excited to share it with you!
Sweet Basil Cocktail Ingredients
Here's what you'll need to make this Sweet Basil Cocktail recipe:
- Gin - A floral Gin is best in this recipe. We recommend the Guild Gin from Watershed Distillery, it's one of our favorites.
- Lillet Blanc - A French herbal wine that is absolutely delicious in cocktails.
- Lime Juice - Freshly squeezed or bottled, whichever is easiest for you!
- Simple Syrup - Buy it from the store or make your own. It's super easy!
- Basil Leaves - Garden grown or store bought. We definitely recommend fresh basil for this recipe. Dried basil will not be as fresh tasting.
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Muddle the basil in the shaker.
Add ice to the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into your favorite cocktail glass.
Here is some kitchen equipment that you will need in this recipe - all can be found on Amazon!
- Cocktail Shaker: Every home mixologist needs a cocktail shaker! Check out this one that comes with a strainer.
- Simple Syrup: If you don't make your own simple syrup, buy it! This brand comes in a three pack so you always have some on hand.
- Cocktail Glass: I love a fancy cocktail glass! These glasses are the ones in my photos and I absolutely love and recommend them!
Here are a few ideas on how you can vary this recipe:
- Switch up the alcohol: If you don't like Gin, you can use Vodka or even Tequila. The drink will taste different but will still be delicious!
- Mocktail: This would be a delicious mocktail! Just remove the alcohol and use non-alcoholic spirits or use sparkling water instead.
- Different Herbs: This cocktail would be delicious with a different herb! Rosemary, thyme, or mint would all be delicious using this method. Just make sure you strain your drink when serving!
More Cocktail Recipes
If you love making cocktails at home, check out some of our other cocktail recipes:
- Spicy Watermelon Margarita: We are big margarita fans at Tasting with Tina, and we absolutely love this recipe! Check it out the next time you want a margarita.
- Blood Orange Gin Gimlet: If you love Gin, check out this Blood Orange Gin Gimlet! This recipe is unique and super refreshing!
- Creme de Violette Pink Lemonade Cocktail: If you can't tell by the name, this cocktail is a showstopper. It's beautiful color will impress all of your friends!
Sweet Basil Cocktail
- 2 oz Gin
- 1 oz Lillet Blanc
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- 1 oz Simple Syrup
- 10 Basil Leaves
- Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Muddle basil.
- Add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.