Top Rated Basil Recipes

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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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 pineapple
Photo and recipe courtesy of HUROM.
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Natalie's Orchid Island Juice
With the fresh flavors of summer in every sip, this margarita is not only perfect for Cinco de Mayo but for porch drinking all season long.This recipe is courtesy of Natalie's Orchid Island Juice.
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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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Best Mojito Recipes
Mojito recipe from Crystal Springs in New Jersey.
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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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Best Martini Recipes
This recipe is from Jade Bar at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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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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Strawberry Basil Smoothie
What better way to celebrate strawberry season and smoothie season than with this delicious strawberry smoothie? A touch of basil and honey gives this smoothie a little extra freshness. Click here for more Greek yogurt recipes.
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