I do love a good gin and tonic! What single cocktail evokes the spirit of summer more than the classic gin and tonic? Gin has delicious herbal undertones; and gets taken to the next level of flavor with basil, mint and lime infused ice cubes in this twist on the summer classic.

Basil Infused Gin & Tonic Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 4 limes juiced
  • 1 cup of water
  • 8 oz gin
  • 24 oz tonic

Instructions

  1. Place basil, mint, lime juice and water in a blender, or bowl of food processor fitted with a metal blade, and blend for a minute.
  2. Strain lime, mint, basil mixture through a fine sieve and pour into a large, 4 cube, silicone ice cube maker. Place a fresh small basil leaf into each mold. Freeze overnight.
  3. To make cocktail, place 1 ice cube in each glass. Add 2 oz gin and 6oz tonic. Stir and enjoy.

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Would you prefer something with tequila instead? Try the chihuahua!

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