Black Basil cocktail recipe

Black Basil cocktail recipe with LemonTop Gin

Black Basil contains medicinal properties, as well as adding a unique flavour to cocktails. Try out this cocktail with LemonTop Gin tonight!

Try out this Black Basil cocktail recipe with LemonTop Gin tonight! Did you know Black Basil contains medicinal properties?

Black basil is a herb native to India and Sri Lanka. It has been used as a culinary spice since ancient times. Today, it is widely available at grocery stores and speciality food shops.

‘Black’ refers to the colour of the black basil leaves, (although they are really a very dark green in colour). The plant itself has a strong, peppery taste that makes it an excellent ingredient for cooking. It is often used in Thai dishes, but it can also be added to salads, soups, and other dishes.

If you love basil, you should add it to your next drink. It has an earthy taste that pairs well with other herbs and spices. You can use fresh black basil leaves or dried ones. Dried basil will last longer than fresh, so you won’t need as much.

Here are the ingredients & recipe so you can make your own Black Basil Cocktail


  • Black Basil Leaves (8-10 plus some for garnish)
  • 15ml LemonTop Gin
  • 30ml Vodka
  • 30ml Lemon Juice
  • 15ml Sugar Syrup
  • 75ml Fentiaman’s Indian tonic water (link to them and tag them in the post)
  • Ice

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice.

This recipe combines my favourite things: black basil, vodka and of course, LemonTop Gin. I love using black basil because it gives any dish a fresh, summery flavour. And when combined with gin, it creates a delicious drink that will make you feel refreshed after a long day. First, simply muddle the black basil and sugar syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker

Shake vigorously until chilled.

With the black basil & sugar syrup added, next combine 30ml of vodka, 15ml of LemonTop Gin, and 30ml of lemon juice followed by ½ cup of ice cubes in a shaker and shake vigorously until chilled.

Strain into a martini glass.

Add ice to your favourite highball glass and strain the gin cocktail into a glass and top with the tonic water. Stir gently and garnish with Black Basil leaves.

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