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

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)


For the garnish

  • Lime & sugar for the rim


  • 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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Basil lemon drop alternative

Adding basil to the traditional lemon drop recipe elevates the beverage to a higher level. With the light flavour of basil, it adds something new and exiting, whilst still offering a refreshing drink.

Plus, the glass looks so much prettier with the green addition!

Highlights of basil lemon drop martini

Just looking at the picture of this beautiful drink is mouth-watering. Imagine serving it poolside on a hot humid day.

The basil lemon drop martini is also a fun way to impress guests for any type of gathering. Everyone will comment on its beauty, and will certainly be eager to sample it.

One versatile benefit of this recipe is being able to make the non-alcoholic version and have it taste just as lovely. That makes the drink appealing to everyone.

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