Add the vodka, syrup and lemon juice, and fill with ice.
Shake vigorously and pour (unstrained) into a Collins glass.
Add a bit more ice and top with 1 to 1.5 oz of ginger ale.
Stir, and garnish with a lime wheel.
*Thai Basil SyrupINGREDIENTS:
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Water
1 cup Thai basil leaves without stems
PREPARATION: Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Place the Thai basil leaves in a blender. Pour the hot syrup over the leaves and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Puree until smooth, carefully holding down the blender lid. Allow to cool overnight and strain before using.
This drink sounds delicious. I tried basil in a drink for the first time this week by accident. Grabbed the basil instead of the mint lol. It was interesting though and your concoction here will be made this Spring for sure.
Mama B @ My Edible Journeyposted 4 years ago
My favourite herb. I love any excuse to use Thai basil. Thanks for sharing!