2 oz Vodka
1⁄2 oz Simple syrup
1 t Ginger (Peeled and chopped)
1 lf Basil (Purple is nice)

Rim martini glass with basil leaf then drop in glass. Shake other ingredients over cracked ice. Strain into glass.


My husband drank something like this on a business trip and told me about it when he got home. Came up with this, and he thought it was really good.

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Melissa Hodgson, Madisonville, La
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  • really nice - I was skeptical with the quantity of Cointreau, but it balances out the lime. Ginger adds a kick. I might try muddling another basil leaf in and pouring over a bit of ice too. — ★★★★
  • MC remarks "quite tasty!" -- the tartness of the lime with the subtle ginger worked. I muddled the ginger and 2 basil leaves and strained it. Might add more basil next time. — ★★★★
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