Friday, September 14, 2012

Firewater Friday - Strawberry-Basil Martini

Strawberry Basil Martini

A lovely, elegant cocktail.  Delicious in it's complexity yet so easy to make.

3 Strawberries, Plus One For Garnish
3 Basil Leaves, Plus One Or Two For Garnish
1/2 Ounce Simple Syrup
1 Ounce Gin, Preferably Tanqueray No. Ten
1 Ounce Vodka
1/2 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice

To make simple syrup combine equal parts granulated sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the strawberries with the basil leaves and simple syrup.

Add ice and the remaining ingredients and shake well.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with strawberry and basil leaves.

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