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Basil-Infused Vodka & Tonic

Basil Vodka and Tonic


  • Author: Joe
  • Prep Time: 3 days
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 72 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Vodka and Tonics 1x

Description

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.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 16 oz vodka (we used Tito’s Vodka)
  • 1 cup loose basil leaves, reserving 4 attractive leaves, trim off steam but be careful not to bruise the basil leaves as they will brown
  • Tonic water
  • 2 slices of lemon

Instructions

  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

Notes

Special equipment:

  • A 16 oz mason jar with lid and ring