The Gin Basil

One of the simplest summer cocktails you can make, and incredibly delicious and healthy too.

Aqua Vitae Institute

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.” 

1
Servings
296
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Recipe courtesy of Ori Geshury at the Aqua Vitae Institute 

Ingredients

  • 2  Ounces  gin
  • 1  Ounce  honey
  • handful  basil
  • 3 slices  cucumber
  • 1  Teaspoon  white wine vinegar

Directions

Mix ingrdients in a cocktail shaker. Pour over ice and give it a light stir with a spoon. Serve on the rocks or in a highball glass.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
13g
10%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Calcium, Ca
100mg
10%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
10µg
0%
Folate, total
53µg
13%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
27mg
8%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
103mg
15%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
56mg
4%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
37g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Basil Shopping Tip

Look for bright green leaves free of dark spots. The leaves should be dry and are best kept wrapped in a paper towel in a bag when storing in the refrigerator.

Basil Cooking Tip

When using basil in a hot recipe, add it only at the last minute. Otherwise you will lose the flavor and fragrance of the herb.

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