Blackberry Basil Gin and Tonic

Blackberry Basil Gin and Tonic

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.

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Blackberry Basil Gin and Tonic
Makes 1

1 ounce gin
1/2 lime
3 basil leaves
5 blackberries
tonic water
ice

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.

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