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Basil Bergamot Spritz

When basil starts to sprout in gardens and sunny window boxes, make this refreshing, bubbly drink.

The perfect blend of herbaceous basil, tangy grapefruit and fragrant bergamot with a splash of sparkling.

It is zesty and absolutely delightful!



Yield: 1 Cocktail


Mis en Place


8-10 Basil Leaves

2 oz Gin

.5 oz Bergamot Sugar Syrup

*I am using the Fabbri brand,

alternatively make your own using pure bergamot juice and suagr 1:1 ratio

2 oz Grapefruit Juice/ Soda

2-3 oz Prosecco/ Cava

 

Method


Step 1

Pour grapefruit juice or grapefruit soda fill an ice ball tray and add a leaf and freeze overnight.


Step 2

In a cocktail shaker muddle basil leaves with gin.

Add bergamot sugar syrup and ice.

*If you choose not to make the grapefruit ice cube you can use the juice here.

Shake well.


Step 3

Pour over the grapefruit ice cube in coupe glass &

top with a splash of bubbly and serve.





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