cocktail recipe for healthified herbal gin and tonic by the culinary cure

Basil Infused Gin & Tonic Recipe

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.

Course beverage
Keyword alchohol, basil, gin, herbs, mint, tonic


  • 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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