Strawberry Basil Rickey

Made with fresh basil, gin, lime juice, simple syrup and a splash of strawberry-lime hard cider this refreshing cocktail is a flavorful variation on a classic Gin Rickey.

Strawberry Basil Rickey

Strawberry Basil Rickey

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This refreshing cocktail combines fresh basil with gin and a splash of strawberry-lime hard cider to create a unique variation on a classic Gin Rickey.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 ounces gin
  • 4 to 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Strawberry-lime hard cider, see notes

Instructions

  • Muddle the basil leaves together with the gin, lime juice and simple syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, shake vigorously and strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass. Top with the cider and garnish with a sprig of basil.

Tips for Making This Recipe

About the cider:

Look for either Rekorderlig and Kopparberg brand ciders in your local liquor store. We’ve used them both with great results.
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