This cocktail is refreshing apéritif on a summer evening. The citrus makes your mouth water and the sweetness of the basil just peeks through, prepping you for dinner. It’s perfect before repast to whet your appetite. The cool people over at Martin Millers were kind enough to send me a few samples of gin, so I used it as the spirit in this cocktail. I love its citrus and floral notes. I used grapefruit juice as the bitter element in the cocktail.
3/4 oz real grenadine (aka pomegranate syrup)
1/2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
2 oz Martin Miller’s gin
5 leaves fresh basil
In cocktail shaker, muddle the basil & grenadine.
Add grapefruit & lime juice, add gin.
Add ice and shake.
Strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with a basil leaf.