Refreshing Twist: Gin Basil Cocktail Recipe

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Gin Basil Smash

Point: A refreshing and herbaceous cocktail that combines the floral notes of gin with the aromatic basil.
Step 1: In a shaker, muddle 2-3 fresh basil leaves.
Step 2: Add 2 oz of gin, 1 oz of fresh lemon juice, and 1 oz of simple syrup.
Step 3: Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
Step 4: Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
Step 5: Garnish with a basil leaf and enjoy!

Basil Cucumber Gin Cooler

Point: A light and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for hot summer days.
Step 1: In a blender, combine 1/2 cucumber (peeled and chopped), a handful of fresh basil leaves, and 2 oz of gin.
Step 2: Blend until smooth.
Step 3: Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
Step 4: Top with soda water and stir gently.
Step 5: Garnish with a cucumber slice and a basil leaf.

Spicy Basil Gin Martini

Gin Basil Smash
Gin Basil Smash

Point: A unique twist on the classic martini, this cocktail packs a punch with spicy jalapenos and fragrant basil.
Step 1: In a shaker, muddle 2-3 slices of jalapeno and 2-3 basil leaves.
Step 2: Add 2 oz of gin and 1 oz of dry vermouth.
Step 3: Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
Step 4: Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
Step 5: Garnish with a jalapeno slice and a basil leaf for an extra kick.