Monday, July 9, 2018

The Food Blog is back!

After a 4 year hiatus, my food blog is back! I’m still cooking and love to eat and cook but unfortunately my blog is one of those things that got pushed to the side. This is my first drink post and was inspired by a drink that I recently had at a friends house. Its also a great way to use all of the basil in my garden. Aside from the simple syrup recipe, you can just eyeball the drink measurements and adjust accordingly. Enjoy!

Basil Lemon Cocktail

Basil infused syrup
Gin or vodka
Sparkling water ( I used La Croix any flavor is fine)
Ice cubes

To make basil infused syrup add 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar to a pan, cook on medium
heat until dissolved, turn off the heat and then add 10-15 basil leaves and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Remove basil leaves and place syrup in fridge until ready to use.
To make the cocktail, in a glass add some ice, few tablespoons of syrup, gin or vodka, some sparkling water and a few squirts or lemon juice. Give it a taste and add more of above as desired. If you want to be fancy add a lemon slice and basil to the drink.

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