Cocktail Thursday-Basil Lemon Drop

Something that is well done is always better than something well said.
Basil Lemon Drop
Makes 1 cocktail
Recipe from Cafe Firenze
1-1/2 oz Citrus Vodka
1 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. Sweet and Sour
Fresh squeeze of lemon juice
4 Basil leaves

Take the basil leaves and cut them by hand, then place them in the mixing glass with 1/2 oz of Sweet and Sour.  Start muddling until the Sweet and Sour goes from yellow to bright green.  Then start pouring the ingredients following the recipe.  Shake vigorously, and serve in chilled orange-sugar rimmed glass.

Note: To prepare orange sugar mix sugar with a couple of drops of red and yellow food coloring.


38 thoughts on “Cocktail Thursday-Basil Lemon Drop

  1. My favorite time of day is the cocktail hour as well and this looks yummy. I love a good Lemon Drop Martini and the addition of the basil sounds very good. I am loving that orange salt too.Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook


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