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BASIL INFUSED GIN RECIPE and a Basil Cucumber Martini



I have tons of basil growing in my little potted garden. Basil loves me, I have a basil colored thumb. If I'm not careful I could be living in a basil jungle. So I am always looking for ways to use all my fresh basil.

This is one of my favorite ways!

HOMEMADE BASIL INFUSED GIN RECIPE

INGREDIENTS
2 C. London Dry Gin
1/2 C. Fresh Basil, Chopped Rough

TOOLS
Glass Infusion Jar with Tight Lid
Metal Strainer
Cheesecloth
Decorative Bottle
Labels

DIRECTIONS
  • Place the chopped basil in a glass jar and pour in the gin.
  • Seal the jar and shake.
  • Let it steep for a minimum of a week, shaking every day.
  • Once your gin has reached the amount of basil flavor you want strain out the basil.
  • Pour into your storage bottle and enjoy.
The Basil Infused Gin will keep just like regular gin but I suspect you won't have it around long enough to worry about storage.



Good thing I have lots of growing basil, I went through this basil gin in one happy hour!

Cheers, M'dears!



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