Basil Martini

Basil Martini
Basil-infused vodka gives this simple cocktail a light, crisp edge.Matt Taylor-Gross

Basil-infused vodka gives this simple cocktail a light, crisp edge.

Basil Martini
By infusing vodka with basil, the finished cocktail is light and crisp.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

For the Basil Infused Vodka

  • 12 cup vodka
  • 3 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine the vodka and basil leaves in a small bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight, then strain out basil leaves. Makes enough for two cocktails.

For the Cocktail

  • 2 oz. basil-infused elit by Stolichnaya
  • 1 oz. Dolin Blanc vermouth
  • 2 dashes Bitter Truth celery bitters
  • Basil leaf, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, combine the vodka, vermouth, and bitters with ice. Stir well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the basil leaf.