Maybe with VODKA instead of GIN? The GBC (gin, basil, and cucumber): 3 cucumber slices 3 basil leaves ½ tbsp sugar (or ½ tbsp of simple syrup) 1 ounce gin lime juice (to taste) ½ cup crushed ice ½ cup tonic water
Ingredients: 1 oz Hangar One Buddha’s hand vodka 1 oz Manzanilla sherry oz lemon juice oz Buddha’s hand cordial oz sparkling water 5 large Thai basil leaves 5 strips of candied lemon peel Thai basil flower for garnish
Candied Basil is an elegant garnish for cocktails and cakes—plus it's much easier to make than you might think. So easy, in fact, a kid can make it (my 8 year old did it by herself). Get the recipe, and step-by-step instructions, at In Jennie's Kitchen.