Last week I was convinced that all of our Midwestern friends and family in town caused Portland to have a heat wave! When the temperatures heat up I turn to my go-to summer cocktail, the Lemon Basil Gin Fizz! A refreshing and crisp cocktail that I almost always have the ingredients on hand for. Enjoy one to yourself or make up a whole batch for your next summer get-together!
(makes 1 drink)
5-6 fresh basil leaves
2 tsp sugar
Juice from half of a lemon
2oz dry gin
Lemon slices and extra basil leaves for garnish
In a glass, muddle basil leaves and sugar. Add lemon juice and gin and stir. Add ice, top with sparkling water, garnish, and serve!