When life gives you lemons, well, what a gift. Lemons are an incredible, underrated fruit. Delicious with vodka too.
We were heading to a celebration and looked in our magnificent garden at all the lemons that we have simply hanging about. Then we could see an incredible quantity of basil. Yep lets try it!
Lemon and Basil POP
If you can source organic lemons or at least ones that have not been sprayed all over with pesticides (grannies garden).
Cut your lemon into 8 pieces.
Place 4 pieces of lemon in cocktail shaker (I use a large dolmio jar)
Add 5-6 basil leaves
Muddle vigorously to release all the juice, oil from the zest and basil essence.
30 ml vodka
30 ml sugar syrup
a few cubes of ice
Place lid on the shaker and give it your best bartender.
Strain into a glass over ice and top with sparkling mineral water
In Australia one standard nip is 30ml.
Above content is for 18 + only