Make a unique cocktail with ingredients that contain and complement basil.

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I have found a cocktail that features basil as one of its main ingredients and is highly rated for its unique flavor combination that complements the basil perfectly.
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Basil Cocktails

You asked: Unique basil cocktails. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Cotswold Basil Smash

A take on the classic Gin Basil Smash, that utilises lime instead of lemon to complement the lime notes in...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Sugar Syrup (30ml), Basil leaves (10), Gin (60ml)

4 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Strawberry gin mojito

Strawberry gin mojito is a refreshing and fruity twist on the classic mojito cocktail. This flavorful drink combines the traditional...

Mint Leaves (2), Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (45ml), Strawberry (4), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Tonic water (Top up)

6 ingredients
4.69 / 5

Gin Basil Smash

The Gin Basil Smash is a vibrant and herbaceous cocktail that has ingrained itself within modern mixology as a refreshing...

Lemon Juice (22.5ml), Dry gin (60ml), Sugar Syrup (10ml), Basil leaves (12)

4 ingredients
4.6 / 5

Berry Mojito

The Berry Mojito is a refreshing and fruity twist on the classic Mojito cocktail. It is believed to have originated...

Lime juice (30ml), Mint Leaves (5), White rum (60ml), Soda water (Top up), Sugar (Teaspoon), Raspberry (3)

6 ingredients
4.49 / 5

Salad in a Glass

This is my attempt to recreate the Salad in a Glass from Central Flats and Taps in Knoxville, Tennessee

Vodka (45ml), Lime juice (22.5ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Ginger Beer (60ml), Basil leaves (Half cup/15g), Ginger liqueur (22.5ml), Soda water (60ml)

7 ingredients
3.92 / 5

Basil Mojito

Basil Mojito is a refreshing and aromatic cocktail that originated in Cuba and has become a popular drink all over...

White rum (60ml), Soda water (120ml), Lime (3 slices), Sugar (Teaspoon), Basil leaves (10)

5 ingredients
3.87 / 5

New World Spritz

The New World Spritz is a refreshing and herbaceous cocktail that captures the essence of a classic spritz with a...

Vodka (60ml), Soda water (180ml), Lime (1), Sugar Syrup (30ml), Basil leaves (20)

5 ingredients
3.79 / 5

Basil Grande

Basil Grande is a refreshing and flavorful cocktail that combines the sweetness of strawberries and orange with the subtle heat...

Orange liqueur (30ml), Strawberry (2), Raspberry liqueur (20ml), Pepper (Pinch), Strawberry Puree (Dash), Basil leaves (3)

6 ingredients
3.73 / 5

Blissfully Basil

The Blissfully Basil cocktail is a refreshing and herbaceous blend, perfect for those who enjoy garden-inspired libations. The dominant flavor...

Vodka (75ml), Lemon (30ml), Basil leaves (2)

3 ingredients
3.59 / 5

Jus de Rouges

Handcrafted and showcased at the Grey Goose Inspire event held in Paris in mid- 2011.

Ginger Ale (Top up), Ginger (Slice), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Vodka (60ml), Watermelon (Chunk), Basil leaves (3)

6 ingredients
3.52 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What are some popular herbs used in cocktails?

Popular herbs used in cocktails include basil, mint, rosemary, and thyme. They add fresh, aromatic flavors to drinks and pair well with various spirits.

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How do you properly muddle basil for a cocktail?

To properly muddle basil, gently press the leaves with a muddler or the back of a spoon to release their essential oils and aromas without shredding them too much.

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What flavors pair well with basil in cocktails?

Basil pairs well with citrus fruits such as lemon and lime, as well as strawberries, raspberries, and other berries. It also complements herbal liqueurs and gin.

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Can basil be used in cocktails with spirits other than gin?

Yes, basil can be used with various spirits, including vodka, rum, and tequila, adding a fresh herbal note to the cocktail.

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How can I grow my own basil at home for cocktails?

Basil is easy to grow at home; it needs plenty of sunlight, well-drained soil, and regular watering. You can grow it in a pot or a garden and harvest the leaves as needed.

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