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