Saturday, July 25

summer beverage 2009

The Basil Vodka Gimlet
1/3 cup basil lemon syrup (see recipe below)
1/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Basil Lemon Syrup:
makes 2.5 cups
1/4 lb (about 2 cups) basil
2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
zest of 2 lemons

Bring all ingredients to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let stand at room temperature for about 1 hour. Transfer to airtight container and chill for about 1 hour. Strain syrup into a bowl, pressing on the solids to release liguid and then discarding solids.

For drinks:
Stir together all ingredients in a glass and add ice.


erika swain said...

this sounds good...but maybe it's why you couldn't agree on a paint color.

which of the colors in the earlier post/picture did you go with?

Jenny said...

Good try, Ms Swain! But I'm not telling till the final picture is taken! Hahahaha!