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.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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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Rating: 5 stars
fantabulous. made with fresh blood orange juice, regular basil and hendricks gin.
Rating: Unrated
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!