Basil Vodka and Tonic

Basil-Infused Vodka & Tonic

If you like vodka and tonic drinks, this is something you should try while fresh basil is still available in your garden or farmer’s market.




  1. In a mason jar, add the basil and push to the bottom being careful not to crush
  2. Add the vodka, seal the jar and let it rest in a cool place for 3 days – shake occasionally as you remember
  3. When the vodka is ready and nice and green, set out 2 low ball glasses
  4. Now everyone likes a different mix of liquor to mixer so, changing to your liking, add to each glass:
    • Add 2 oz of vodka – remove the basil leaves from the jar and reserve the remaining vodka for another time
    • Add 4 oz of tonic water
    • Add ice cubes to fill and then stir
    • Garish with 2 basil leaves and 1 lemon slice per glass
  5. Enjoy


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