Cocktail – Basil Drop with a Herbal Twist

If you like the classic lemon drop martini, you will surely like this herbal twist. Vodka, lemon juice and syrup are still the basic ingredients, but with the addition of some fresh basil this cocktail becomes a whole new story! 

basil drop cocktail

Egg white is optional to make a foamy looking finish for those who like it.

basil drop cocktail

Variations on Basil drop

  • Make a mocktail and substitute the vodka with water or light sparkling water instead.
  • For those who don’t like egg white, it is possible to add some coconut cream.
  • Don’t strain and keep the basil leaves in the cocktail. It will add green colour, especially if you are blending it instead of shaking.
basil drop cocktail

Basil drop

If you like the classic lemon drop martini, you will surely like this herbal twist. V

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Mixology
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 35 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

Martini glass
Shaker
Ice cube tray

Ingredients
 
 

For the garnish

  • Lime & sugar for the rim

Instructions
 

  • Make a rim on the glass with the lime and the sugar.
  • Add all the ingredients together with ice cubes to the shaker and shake well especially if you have added egg white.
  • Strain the cocktail into a martini glass or a tumbler.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and a basil leaf.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSodium: 52mgSugar: 2gCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
Keyword basil, lemon, shaker, Vodka
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