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Vodka, fresh basil, simple syrup, and tonic water are all you need for these refreshingly easy cocktails.  They're also a wonderful way to use basil leaves from an herb garden.

Ali Berlow
Recipe by Coastal Living September 2011

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Credit: Buff Strickland; Styling: Olga Naiman

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 serving
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 2 ingredients in a glass container. Crush basil gently with a cocktail muddler or wooden spoon to release flavor. Cover and set aside, out of direct sunlight, 2 days. Strain.

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  • Pour 2 ounces (1/4 cup) basil-infused vodka in a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Stir in 1 tablespoon or desired amount simple syrup. Top with 3 to 5 ounces tonic water. Garnish, if desired.

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