As you can probably tell, I’m into herby cocktails this summer. This gin and tonic is no exception – blending the best of berry season with purple basil. Gin and tonics are one of my favorite cocktails, and while I like a very classic G&T, I don’t mind mixing things up a bit every now and then and adding other flavors to it. I especially enjoy drinking this while sitting on the patio on a hot summer day. I used purple basil for this, but would have used regular green basil, too if that’s all I had on hand.
Blackberry Basil Gin and Tonic
1 ounce gin
3 basil leaves
Muddle the basil leaves, three of the blackberries and half of the lime in a glass. Add the gin and the ice and top with tonic water. Garnish with the remaining lime and blackberries.