Summer Cooler

Summer CoolerDuring summers when friends come over, I like to make a nice cocktail which is refreshing and cooling. While this recipe uses white rum, you may choose to replace it with vodka or gin.

Preparation Time : 5 minutes
Cooking Time : 0 minutes
Portion : 1 glass
Ingredients:
Lemon Basil 4 leaves
Basil Lemon Syrup 2 tablespoons
White Rum 45 mls.
Lime Juice Of 1 lime
Lemon Zest Of 1 lime
Lime Wedge 1 no.
Sugar For the rim
Salt A pinch
 

Preparation Method:

1.           In a whisky glass, muddle together the basil, lemon zest and a pinch of salt

2.          Fill the glass with crushed ice

3.          In a cocktail shaker, fill it three-fourths with ice and pour in the rum, basil lemon syrup and the lime juice. Shake well. Pour over the ice and serve.

Observations:
·         I use Thai basil if Lemon basil is not available.
Variations:
·            Can give this a mint twist by substituting the basil with mint leaves; and the Basil Lemon Syrup with Mint Lemon Syrup.
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