Basil Lillet Cocktails

From Martha Stewart Living, 2005

Lillet is a brand of French apertif wine. It is available in most liquor stores. 

basil cocktail


  • 1 cup ice, plus more for serving

  • 1/2 cup Lillet Blanc

  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) gin

  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, plus sprigs for garnish

  • Splash of tonic water

  • 1 cucumber spear, for garnish

  • 1 cinnamon stick, for garnish


Put ice, Lillet, gin, orange juice, and basil in a cocktail shaker; shake well. Fill a glass with ice; strain mixture into glass. Add tonic water. Garnish with cucumber spear, cinnamon stick, and basil sprigs.


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