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Lemon, Thai basil and gin cocktail recipe

Thai basil and citrus cocktail

A fresh, zingy cocktail packed with fresh citrus juices and fragrant Thai basil, with a touch of raw honey and delicious gin.

Servings 2

Ingredients

Thai basil and citrus cocktail

  • 1 lightly heaped tsp raw honey (optional)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 40 ml gin or tequila
  • 10 Thai basil leaves
  • gold leaf

Instructions

for the cocktails

  1. Dissolve the honey in a couple of tablespoons of warm water. Zest a few scrapes of lemon and lime over 2 martini glasses.

  2. Juice and strain the lemon and lime and add the juices to a cocktail shaker. Add the honey water, alcohol and Thai basil leaves, then shake with ice until the shaker is frosted. Strain into the martini glasses and top with a few flakes of edible gold.