1 1⁄2 oz Gin
1⁄2 oz Aromatized wine, Lillet Blanc
1⁄2 oz Simple syrup (*orange blossom syrup)
1 oz Egg white
6 lf Basil
Instructions

Muddle basil with juice and syrup. Add rest. Dry shake. Shake well with ice and strain into chilled coupe. Garnish with basil leaf.

Notes

*orange blossom simple: 2:1 (sugar:water), 6 drops orange blossom drops per cup of syrup.

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Sandy De Almeida, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
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  • Made w/ Thai basil. Superb use of orange blossom water. Garnish by floating a small basil leaf on top of the foam. — ★★★★★
  • Basil flavor not strong. Prefer "garden leaves" cocktail. To strong a lime flavor. — ★★
  • Reduced the lime to .75 oz. might cut back slightly on the basil next time (or use smaller leaves). — ★★★★
  • Tasty. Maybe a touch less lime next time. — ★★★★
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Comments

I think this is one of the best drinks I've had in a while.  Remarkable because it perfectly balances the orange flower (for once).  Much better than the Ramos Gin Fizz.  I used pre-made simple syrup to which I added 2 drops and then 2 more in the shaking.  And the basil is also subtle yet apparent.  Also Moody June gin, for the record.  Wow is this good.