“A cocktail can be made by the bartender. But the cocktail also can be made by the chef.” ~ Jose Andres Puerta

I am all about a craft cocktail. Which has now made me a gin girl. The only problem about craft cocktails is that you have to get dressed up, go out and spend $12-15 per drink.

Now that’s all well and good and I love doing that but not every time I feel the need for one. So, I pulled my favorite ingredients and made my own.

Basil Gin Shandy

  • 2 orange slices
  • 3 sprigs of basil
  • 1.25 oz gin
  • 4 oz lemonade
  • Soda water (optional)

Muddle orange and basil in a shaker. Add gin and lemonade. Shake vigorously. Pour over ice. Garnish with a basil leaf.
Add a splash of soda water for a fizz.