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Basil Gin Cocktail
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Basil Cocktail & Spring Feeling Cocktail

This basil cocktail is a great makeover of the classic Spring Feeling - a popular Green Chartreuse cocktail. My version is zesty, herbaceous, colourful and downright delicious. Pick up both recipes here.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Alcoholic Drink
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: basil cocktail, Basil gin cocktail, Classic cocktails, Green Chartreuse Cocktail, prohibition cocktail, spring feeling
Servings: 2
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Jane Saunders

Ingredients

For the Classic Spring Feeling

  • 80 ml Plymouth Gin
  • 40 ml Green Chartreuse
  • 40 ml Lemon juice fresh

For the Basil Cocktail

  • 80 ml Plymouth Gin
  • 40 ml Lime Juice
  • 20 ml Green Chartreuse
  • 20 Basil leaves fresh
  • 20 ml Sugar syrup
  • 1 Egg white

Instructions

For the Spring Feeling

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Pour the gin, Chartreuse and lemon juice in
  • Secure the lid and shake hard for 30 seconds
  • Strain into 2 cocktail glasses, garnish with lemon zest & serve

For the Basil Cocktail

  • Pour the gin, Chartreuse and lime juice into a cocktail jug
  • Add the basil leaves and, using a stick blender, pulse 3 times (1 second each pulse) to break down the basil
  • Strain into a clean jug - push down gently on the leaves with the back of a small spoon to extract any lingering liquid
  • Put the green liquid into the base of a cocktail shaker and add the sugar cane syrup
  • If using egg-white: attach the lid to the shaker and dry-shake (without ice) for 30 seconds. Add a handful of ice then shake for another 30 seconds
  • If not using egg-white: simply add a handful of ice to the shaker, secure the lid then shake for 30 seconds
  • Once shaken strain the drink into 2 cocktail glasses and garnish with lime zest & a fresh basil leaf

Notes

Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and should not be relied upon. Worked out on the basis of the ingredients for the Basil cocktail

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 48mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg