Recipes

Basil Martinis

23 December 2009
Russ Faulk, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, Grillmaster

A basil martini is the perfect compliment to an Italian or Mediterranean meal. The effect of the basil is intended to be a little subtle. If you find it too intense, reduce the amount of basil you use.

Servings

2

Ingredients

    • 6 medium to large leaves fresh basil, plus small leaves for garnish
    • 6 ounces premium vodka
    • Vermouth to taste (start with 1/2 teaspoon)
    • Ice

Instructions

Roll the basil leaves between your hands to release some of the oils.

Place in a cocktail shaker with the vodka and vermouth.

Fill the cocktail shaker half way with ice and shake vigorously for 1 minute.

Strain through a mesh strainer into glasses, garnish and enjoy!

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