Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Lillet-Basil Cocktail

• 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

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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