Top Rated Basil Recipes

Basil Hayden's ® Bourbon
Basil Hayden’s Bluegrass Punch has the perfect combination of fruit & bubbles to get you the mood for spring! Add the frozen blueberry ring and this cocktail is the perfect staple for spring entertaining!
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Maple syrup (in season right now) makes for an easy substitute for your cocktails made with simple syrup. Try it with a white rum (like Brugal Extra Dry), citrus, and basil for a surprising spring cocktail. 
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Basil Pesto
Here's a classic basil sauce that won't turn brown the minute you toss it with hot pasta! The trick: Blanching the basil before making the pesto. You may think that blanching the basil will take away some of its spunk, but be assured that it doesn't. Indeed, the technique won't take an ounce of flavor out of the aromatic leaves. This extra step only adds a few minutes to the preparation of your pesto, but it'll give you a bright green sauce that will make all your favorite pesto dishes look as good as they taste.
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Lemon Basil Martini
It doesn’t need to be five o’clock somewhere for you to enjoy this cocktail. Your brunch pals will love how clean and crisp it is: It’s almost too easy to dayload. 
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Appetizers are often the least healthy part of a dinner party, but we can break this trend. This recipe is just as delicious as any of the fried foods and is way healthier. If someone asks, "What is this?" You can say, "For once, you’ll want to know!"
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Cucumber Soup, Basil, Buttermilk
Cold buttermilk soups are an old-fashioned tradition, a tangy zip for fresh, summer vegetables that need little else. Here, the sweet, grassy mellowness of cucumbers is paired with that summery perfume of basil, distilled into a finishing oil you can keep on hand to drizzle on future soups and salads. It's an irresistible, bright, almost ethereal combination that may well sum up the season. But we didn't stop there; We gave the pairing a tangy jolt with buttermilk and sour cream so that the flavors can't turn listless. If you've got weekend guests for a dinner party this evening, skip this one as a second or third course and consider serving it in shot glasses as a midday pick-me-up on the deck. — Vegetarian Dinner Parties Click Here to See More Soup Recipes  
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We're sad to see summer go, but at least fall has plenty of cocktails to keep us warm. And this recipe uses one very fall ingredient — hazelnuts — in honor of September being National Hazelnut Month. The Hazel and Basil was created by Paul Corsentino, the executive chef at The National. 
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Light and crispy, very summery!
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berry and basil tequila cocktail
At its heart, this Berry & Basil cocktail really only requires three things: tequila, pink lemonade, and fresh strawberries. Top it with some fairly necessary basil leaves and a lemon wedge as garnish, and you’ve got yourself an irresistible, drinkable warmer weather cocktail.This recipe is provided by Sauza®.
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This tasty sweet drink from Ori Geshury, the director of education at the Aqua Vitae Institute, a premiere bartending school in Philadelphia, comes to 233 calories. That may sound like a lot, but he says, “Many times, cocktail recipes online were labeled as under 100 calories, but really had 250 plus calories.” 
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Basil-Wrapped Tilapia
There's nothing that smells more like summer than a beautiful fish cooking in basil. With this recipe you get a light summer dish, but also something that's very quick and easy to make. The basil is what makes this dish stand-out: once it's baked it gains a crunchy texture that is hard to stop eating. See all recipes for basil. Click here to see Bountiful Basil Recipes.
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