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TGIF with a Lemon Basil Martini

TGIF with a Lemon Basil Martini
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Few things seem to shout spring has arrived to me like fresh herbs, and what better way to savor the flavor of the season than with a Lemon Basil Martini.  Light and refreshing, this cocktail is a great way to leave the week behind and usher in the weekend. Who knows, it might even inspire you to plant a herb garden in your yard this year.

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Lemon Basil Martini
Prep Time
5 mins
Light martini with the fresh garden flavor of basil
Course: Cocktails
Servings: 1
  • 3-4 large basil leaves coarsely chopped
  • 2-3 slices of lemon
  • 1/2 oz. of simple syrup
  • 3.5 oz. citron vodka
  • Splash of orange flavored liquor
  • Splash of Orange Juice
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle chopped basil leaves with 2-3 slices of lemon.
  2. Add 1/2 oz. of simple syrup, vodka, and crushed ice.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Strain mixture into a martini glass and serve.




I hope everyone has a great weekend! 

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