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!
(makes 1 drink)
3-4 basil leaves
1 inch strip of fresh ginger, peeled
1 tsp sugar
Juice from 1 lime
1 ½ oz gin
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.
Serve right away.