Talking about vacation and warm summer nights - lemon basil is the perfect herb to get your citrus sorbet to another level. Or what about a "Gin Basil Smash" with freshly picked lemon basil?
That's how we would do it too:
- 50ml gin - 1 bunch basil leaves (if in doubt as to how much, go heavy on the basil) - 25ml fresh lemon juice - 15ml sugar syrup
Place basil and lemon into a cocktail shaker. Gently muddle the lemon and basil “smashing” the ingredients. Add sugar syrup and gin and top up with ice. Shake vigorously (the phrase “Hulk Smash!” comes to mind). Double strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with basil leaves.
Recipe by ginfoundry.com @ginfoundryuk