Basil Martini ~ ‘An English Summer’

It’s amazing what a bag of basil leaves can tempt you to do!  This was THE BEST cocktail experiment ever!

An English Summer



25ml Gin

25ml Vodka

5ml Framboise

50ml Gomme (sugar syrup)

Handful of fresh basil leaves


In a cocktail shaker with several ice cubes, add the above ingredients.  Shake viciously until the basil is bashed and bruised, imbuing the spirits with a garden-green glow.  Strain into martini glasses and garnish with a berry or basil leaf (I thought a blackberry nestling into the bottom of the glass looked rather sweet.

N.B. – the cocktail looks much greener than this! My camera expertise is…non-existent!


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