Friday, February 13, 2009

Dreaming of Summer - Poste's Basil Lemontini

After I discovered this drink while having oysters with John at Poste, it promptly became a mainstay of our weekend "lawn" (i.e., the park across from our apartment building) layabouts. I first found the recipe here (PDF warning!), but am reproducing it below for ease of reference.

  • 3 oz. vodka (the original recipe calls for Absolut Citron, but Svedka Citron works just as well)
  • 3 oz. lemonade
  • 1 oz. sparkling wine
  • 3 basil leaves
Muddle two basil leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker (or in the glass itself, if you're being low-ren efficient).

Add vodka and lemonade.

Strain into a glass (or not, if you're already there).

Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a basil leaf.

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