Basil Lillet Slush
Lillet Blanc's signature orange-honey flavor brings out the freshness of basil in this icy cocktail.
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- Yield: Makes 1
Photography: Joseph De Leo
Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2010
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Coarse salt
- 5 medium basil leaves
- 2 ounces Lillet Blanc
- 1 ounce vodka
- 2 tablespoons Simple Syrup for Basil Lillet Slush
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Garnish: basil sprig
Mix together sugar and 1 teaspoon salt on a small plate or saucer. Wet the outside rim of a chilled wineglass with water. Holding glass by the stem, rotate rim in sugar-salt mixture to coat.
Puree basil leaves, Lillet Blanc, vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, and ice in a blender until smooth. Pour into prepared glass, and garnish with basil sprig.