Friday, April 22, 2011
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 large bunch basil (about a cup)
1 ounce vodka
Zest of a lime
Lime wedge, or basil leaves to garnish
Heat the sugar and water over medium high heat in a small saucepan until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat. Add the basil and lime zest to the sugar mixture and let steep for 15-20 minutes. Strain the syrup, and let cool completely.
In a shaker, pour two ounces of the sugar syrup with the vodka and ice. Shake well. Pour into a martini glass or over ice. Squeeze half a lime over the drink. Stir. Garnish with a basil leaf or lime wedge.