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Ginger + Basil Cocktail

August 10, 2015 / by Liz

Ginger + Basil Cocktail

Yield: 1 cocktail

Ginger + Basil Cocktail


  • ;for the lemonade;
  • 100 g sugar
  • 100 mL water
  • juice of 3 lemons, with pulp
  • 600 mL water
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  • ;for the cocktail;
  • 4 basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 thin slices of ginger, plus more for garnish
  • 2 shots of gin
  • ice cubes
  • lemonade


  • Make the lemonade;
  • Combine the sugar and 100 mL water in a small sauce pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, juice the lemons. I used a strainer to catch the seeds, but then added the pulp back into the lemon juice. Add the sugar syrup to the juice, followed by the 600 mL of water. Stir, and chill.
  • For the cocktail;
  • Place the basil leaves and ginger slices into a glass, and muddle well.
  • Add the gin, and place the glass in the fridge for 30 minutes. (You can totally skip this step, but I like my cocktails really cold, and it also lets the flavours from the basil and ginger go through the gin!)
  • Remove from the fridge, and add several ice cubes to the glass, and top up with lemonade. Add basil and ginger for garnish, and enjoy!
  • *See related blog post here.

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