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Strawberry Basil Rickey

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.

Strawberry Basil Rickey

Ingredients

  • 11/2 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

  1. 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.

Notes

About the cider:

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