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.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Cook's Notes

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

Reviews (2)

90 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2013
fantabulous. made with fresh blood orange juice, regular basil and hendricks gin.
Rating: Unrated
10/02/2008
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!