Blissfully Basil
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Blissfully Basil
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The Blissfully Basil cocktail is a refreshing and herbaceous blend, perfect for those who enjoy garden-inspired libations. The dominant flavor comes from the aromatic basil leaves, which infuse the drink ... more The Blissfully Basil cocktail is a refreshing and herbaceous blend, perfect for those who enjoy garden-inspired libations. The dominant flavor comes from the aromatic basil leaves, which infuse the drink with their unique green and slightly peppery notes. These are perfectly complemented by the zesty tang of fresh lemon juice, while the vodka provides a clean, strong base that allows the bright flavors of the lemon and basil to shine through. Served in a classic cocktail glass, this drink is a sophisticated choice, presenting a harmonious balance between herbal and citrus elements. Its simple yet elegant composition makes the Blissfully Basil a summer favorite or a delightful choice for anyone looking for a cocktail that captures the essence of a garden in bloom.
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28.04% | 3 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Blissfully Basil

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Squeeze half of a lemon into a shaker
Muddle a basil leaf in the lemon and let sit for 5-10 minutes to allow the flavour of the basil to mix in
Add crushed ice and vodka and shake
Strain into a chilled martini glass
Add a basil leaf as a garnish and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Muddle  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for Blissfully Basil?

For an eye-catching presentation, consider adding a small sprig of fresh basil on the rim of the cocktail glass or floating a basil leaf atop the drink. A thin slice of lemon can also be placed on the rim or added into the cocktail for a burst of color and to enhance the citrus aroma.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for vodka in Blissfully Basil?

Yes, gin can be a great substitute for vodka in Blissfully Basil for those who prefer a more botanical profile. The gin's herbal notes will complement the basil and lemon flavors. Alternatively, for a non-alcoholic version, use sparkling water or a non-alcoholic spirit as a base.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is there a specific technique to incorporate the basil into the Blissfully Basil cocktail?

For the best flavor, gently muddle the basil leaves in the cocktail shaker before adding the other ingredients. This helps to release the essential oils and flavor of the basil. Be careful not to over-muddle, as that can make the basil flavor too overpowering. Then proceed to shake the mixture with ice.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve Blissfully Basil for maximum enjoyment?

Serve Blissfully Basil in a chilled cocktail glass to keep it cold. The drink is best enjoyed fresh, so consider making it right before serving. Make sure to strain it properly to avoid any basil leaf bits in the drink for a smoother experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Blissfully Basil compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 28.04%, Blissfully Basil falls into the medium alcohol content category for cocktails. It's stronger than light cocktails like a Mimosa (around 10%), but not as strong as high-alcohol content drinks like a Martini or Manhattan, which can range from 30% to 40% alcohol by volume.

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