Basil Lemon Drop Martini

Shaken Not Stirred

Summer. Need I say more?  Well, actually I have a year round job, so summer just means I have to pack lunches for summer programs.  Usually PBJ every damn day.  It also means that I have a hell of a time convincing my toddler that its bedtime at 7:45 p.m. despite the fact that the sun is still a’shining.

But despite the job thing, I pretty much live in a permanent vacation where I get to spend weekends doing what some only dream of.  And sometimes after a long day at the beach, I desire something adult and refreshing.  So being the ever creative aquarius soul that I am, I sought some ingredients found in my garden and gave ’em a shake and really made something amazing.

Granted, I will forever be haunted by the fact that I’m a terrible food photographer, but it’s tasty and refreshing and made from ingredients packed with vitamins and good shit.

Here goes:

Basil Lemon Drop Martini

  • 1/4 cup lemon
  • 3 oz vodka
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 basil leaves, sliced

Shake em with ice in your martini shaker.  Fancier people would spin the rim of the glass in lemon and then sugar, but I just want the júice.  I mean isn’t the fact we are using basil fancy enough?

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