Basil Ginger Cooler

Tattooed Martha - Basil Ginger Cooler (6)

With warmer days ahead of us I couldn’t help but mix up a refreshing cocktail that reminded me of summer. It’s crisp and light and before long I was day dreaming about backyard barbecues and trips to the beach.. or maybe I just had a strong buzz. ;) Either way this delightful cocktail might be just what you need to snap out of those winter blues!

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Tattooed Martha - Basil Ginger Cooler (1)

(makes 1 drink)

Ingredients:

3-4 basil leaves

1 inch strip of fresh ginger, peeled

1 tsp sugar

Juice from 1 lime

1 ½ oz gin

Ice

Ginger ale

Lime wedge and a sprig of basil for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, muddle basil, ginger, sugar, and lime juice until sugar has dissolved. Add gin and give it a few good shakes. Strain over ice, top with ginger ale, and garnish.

Tattooed Martha - Basil Ginger Cooler (2)

Serve right away.

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Enjoy responsibly!


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1 comment

  1. Cheryl March 21, 2014 at 11:47 am Reply

    These photos are GORGEOUS!!

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