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Basil-Infused Vodka & Tonic

Basil Vodka and Tonic

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  • Author: Joe
  • Total Time: 72 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Vodka and Tonics 1x


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.


  • 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


  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


Special equipment:

  • A 16 oz mason jar with lid and ring
  • Prep Time: 3 days
  • Cook Time: 5 mins