Saturday, December 29, 2018

Pineapple Basil Gin Cocktail - Weekend Recipe

This is refreshing and tasty and makes a great Cocktail to serve as your signature on New Year's Eve. You can muddle the basil and lime in glasses ahead of time and combine the gin and pineapple in a pitcher and then enjoy conversing with your guests.  Make each glass special with a fun garnish of pineapple rings and wedge of lime.  Being winter, save your basil to make the muddle.
To muddle use a wooden spoon to crush and twist (do not pulverize) the lime and basil together to  release the flavors and juices.  These will then mix with the juice and gin to make a wonderful solution of tasty flavors.

Pineapple Basil Gin Cocktail
3 basil leaves, rolled and sliced into thin strips
1/4 wedge of lime

1/4 cup organic pineapple juice

1 1/2 ounces gin

Club soda
1 slice pineapple, for garnish
1 lime wedge, for garnish
1 sprig basil, for garnish (optional)

Put basil and lime quarter in the bottom of a glass and muddle. Add pineapple juice, gin, and ice cubes, and top with club soda. Garnish with pineapple slice, lime wedge, or basil sprig.

To find more Herb Cocktails posted this month search MOCKDEC or to find any of the other 2018 monthly recipe themes, use any of these search terms:
   January - Chicken Soup (ChickJan)
  February - Beef Stew (StewFeb)
  March - Jambalaya (JambMar)
  May - Ham and Shrimp Dishes (ShrHamMay)
  June - Bread recipes (BreadJun)
  July - Grilling (GrillJul)
  August- Garden Delights (GardAug)
  September - Salsa, Corn and Jelly (SCJSep)
  October - Squash Dishes  (SquashOct)
  November - Pumpkin Recipes (PumpNov)
   December - Herbal Cocktails (MockDec)

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