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Lillet-Basil Cocktail

For an interesting twist, use sweet, fragrant cinnamon basil in this drink.

  • Servings: 1
Lillet-Basil Cocktail

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2005

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ice, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup Lillet Blanc
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) gin
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
  • Splash of tonic water
  • 1 cucumber spear, for garnish
  • 1 cinnamon stick, for garnish

Directions

  1. Put ice, Lillet, gin, orange juice, and basil in a cocktail shaker; shake well. Fill a glass with ice; strain mixture into glass. Add tonic water. Garnish with cucumber spear, cinnamon stick, and basil sprigs.

Reviews (2)

  • Liz Iz 6 Mar, 2013

    fantabulous. made with fresh blood orange juice, regular basil and hendricks gin.

  • DrKatie24 2 Oct, 2008

    We served this drink from pitchers at my wedding. We skipped the cucumber garnish and used vermouth in place of Lillet Blanc. It was a huge hit!

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