Lemon Basil Martini

Lemon Basil Martini Spring Cocktail

It's Spring!! And I'm more than ready to welcome green grass, lazy afternoons on the porch, baseball, floral print, picnics.. I could go on for awhile. Although Boston doesn't seem to have gotten the memo yet, I'm so excited about coming out of winter hibernation and getting to walk around the city and even explore more coastal New England towns.
I am so eager to share this first cocktail recipe of the season with you guys! Like my other cocktail recipes, it's so simple, making it perfect for entertaining or whipping up a cocktail on a whim, but blends ingredients harmoniously into a delicious drink. The combination of lemon and basil is aromatic perfection, and when I close my eyes and sip this cocktail, I can almost picture sipping it in a flowery garden.

Lemon Basil Martini Spring Cocktail

If you guys follow me, you know I tend to make a lot of infused simple syrups. It's the perfect way to add a particular essence to your cocktail and so easy to make then store in your fridge. For this drink I made a basil simple syrup. I seriously could drink it by the spoonful it is so delicious. 

Lemon Basil Martini Spring Cocktail

I made this vodka martini using Bison Grass Vodka. It's a really unique flavorful vodka that worked perfectly in this particular drink. You can read more about Bison Grass Vodka as well as see how else I used it in this post

Lemon Basil Martini Spring Cocktail

Lemon Basil Martini Spring Cocktail

Lemon Basil Martini Spring Cocktail

Serve this martini at a spring soirée and I'm sure it will be a hit! I hope you guys all enjoy and have the most wonderful day!

Lemon Basil Martini     (recipe makes 1 cocktail)


Basil Simple Syrup:

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 bunch of fresh basil


2 Tbsp basil simple syrup
3 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 oz vodka (I used Żubrówka aka Bison Grass Vodka but any standard vodka you have on hand would also be delicious)
Fresh basil for garnish 


1. To make basil simple syrup, stir water and sugar in small saucepan on medium heat until sugar dissolves. Add basil, give it a stir, then turn heat off and allow syrup to cool to room temperature before using (at least 20 minutes). Syrup can be stored in airtight container in fridge up to 1 month.

2. Add basil syrup, lemon juice, vermouth and vodka to cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake it like a bartender and pour into chilled martini glass. Garnish with fresh basil.  Cheers!

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