Lillet-Basil Cocktail

For a bracing drink, Lillet -- an aperitif made with wine -- is shaken with basil, gin, orange juice, and tonic. It's served on the rocks, garnished with more basil, a cinnamon stick, and a cucumber spear.

  • Servings: 1

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.

Cook's Notes

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

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