Basil Collins Cocktail

John McCarthy show the steps for this spring cocktail
The Perfect Spring Cocktail

John McCarthy show the steps for this cocktail, a Basil Collins. It's the perfect drink to make for the beginning of spring!

Basil Collins Cocktail
Ali Rosen

Basil Collins

It's finally starting to feel like spring, and the warmer weather means it's time for cooler cocktails. John McCarthy of Mulberry Project and NOLET'S has a recipe for a cocktail called the Basil Collins that is perfect for enjoying outdoors or just to get a taste of spring flavors. He combines light ingredients like honey and lemon with one of the most fragrant herbs for a cocktail: basil. He tops it off with a refreshing amount of gin to create a cocktail that is perfect for day or evening. It's easy enough that it can be made any night at home, but also is complex enough to be great for a party!

Watch the video above to see McCarthy make the Basil Collins himself or follow the recipe below!

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Basil Collins
1.5 ounces NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin
3 muddled lemon wedges
.5 ounce honey syrup
.5 ounce lemon juice
3 basil leaves
Shake and pour all contents into Collins glass, fill with soda.