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
242
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.
 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
0.1g
0.2%
Sugar
24g
N/A
Protein
0.6g
1.2%
Carbs
25g
8%
Vitamin A
33µg
4%
Vitamin C
3mg
5%
Vitamin E
0.1mg
0.5%
Vitamin K
54µg
67%
Calcium
27mg
3%
Fiber
0.4g
1.5%
Folate (food)
10µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
10µg
3%
Iron
0.6mg
3.2%
Magnesium
11mg
3%
Niacin (B3)
0.2mg
0.8%
Phosphorus
14mg
2%
Potassium
86mg
2%
Sodium
3mg
N/A
Sugars, added
23g
N/A
Zinc
0.2mg
1.4%