- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz dry vermouth
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 oz syrup
Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, then strain into a cocktail glass. Add a fresh basil leaf and long twist of lemon to garnish.
Vanilla Basil Syrup
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/8 tsp vanilla paste or vanilla extract
- 6 basil leaves
Combine the water and sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir lightly until the sugar totally dissolves. Turn the heat to low and add the basil leaves and vanilla. Let the syrup steep for 5 minutes over the low hear, then turn it off and let steep for an additional 20 minutes.
Adapted from a post at Cook by Your Wits.