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Lemon Basil Gin and Tonic

By far the best way to use leftover basil! Bourbon takes a page from Sadie’s usual G&T book and pours this herby and fresh version of the classic gin and tonic.


  • 4-5 leaves of basil
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz gin
  • Tonic water
  • ice
Lemon Basil Gin and Tonic


  1. In the bottom of a glass, lightly muddle the lemon juice and basil. Less is more.
  2. Add gin (preferably already chilled) and stir
  3. Fill the glass with ice and top with tonic water
  4. Gently stir and add a lemon twist for garnish (optional)

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