The Lemon Basil Collins, it’s truly a magical creation.
But you have to understand, I love Basil. I mean, I love Basil more than most people. Like, wwaaayyyy more.
This cocktail is bright, crisp, and refreshing. Absolutely perfect for a hot summer afternoon in New Mexico.
Follow the flowchart:
At the bottom of an otherwise empty glass add:
1 slice lemon
1.5 teaspoons sugar
Several Basil leaves.
Muddle until the Basil leaves show signs of bruising, which will release the flavor from the leaves.
On top of the the muddled lemon, sugar, and basil, fill the glass with ice.
Add 1.5 oz shot of Gin.
Top with unsweetened lemon flavored seltzer water.
Garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of fresh basil.