Monday Mixology: Basil Gin Swizzle

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Sometimes Mondays call for a little somethin’ somethin’.

This cocktail is super easy, a little bit elegant, and the perfect way to decompress.

Leela Cyd’s version of a gin swizzle over on Design Sponge was the inspiration behind this recipe. I’ve changed the sweetener up and added some muddled basil as I think both highlight the gin.

1 ounce lime juice & slice for garnish
1/2 teaspoon honey
Few sprigs basil
2 ounces gin
Soda water
Ice

Whisk together the lime and honey until the honey is dissolved.  Add a few springs basil and muddle.

Shake the lime, honey, basil mixture with gin and ice

Pour into a glass, top with a few ounces of soda water and serve with a lime garnish

 

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