• prep: 5 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 25 min
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  • Summary

    A perfect accent for an outdoor supper during tomato season. In winter, it revives the palate as an aperitif. This drink demonstrates so ably how fresh ingredients can be incorporated into everyday drinking cocktails. Head to your kitchen garden or snag a big bunch of basil at the farmers’ market, and you’re mere steps from a living drink that will make your head dizzy. This drink smashes basil, but you can smash anything—tarragon, thyme, cilantro, or kefir lime leaves. Let this drink inspire you. We like to host a garden party with an assortment of fresh herbs and gins, and let friends muddle their way through an array of flavors.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup Demerara sugar
    • 1 cup water
    • 2 ounces gin (such as Beefeater)
    • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
    • 2/3 ounce simple syrup
    • Small bunch basil leaves (about 10)
    • Basil sprig, for garnish

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 486 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0.08%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.05%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 7 mg 0.31%
    • Calcium: 9 mg 0.88%
    • Potassium: 32 mg 0.9%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.11%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 146 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.2%
    • Sugar: 145 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.03%
    • Vitamin C 18.27%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs10
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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