Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cocktail Thursday-Basil Lemon Drop

Something that is well done is always better than something well said.
~Anonymous


Basil Lemon Drop
Makes 1 cocktail
Recipe from Cafe Firenze
Ingredients:
1-1/2 oz Citrus Vodka
1 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. Sweet and Sour
Fresh squeeze of lemon juice
4 Basil leaves

Directions:
Take the basil leaves and cut them by hand, then place them in the mixing glass with 1/2 oz of Sweet and Sour.  Start muddling until the Sweet and Sour goes from yellow to bright green.  Then start pouring the ingredients following the recipe.  Shake vigorously, and serve in chilled orange-sugar rimmed glass.

Note: To prepare orange sugar mix sugar with a couple of drops of red and yellow food coloring.


Enjoy!




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38 comments:

Pushpa said...

An awesome drink,love it beautifully presented.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Lemon and basil. Sounds good. Very pretty too!

Chef E said...

I am not sure why, but I had never had a lemon drop before, until my sister came in July- now this sounds divine and I will be making one! So thanks!

Pam said...

Bookmarked!!!!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Ah, cocktail hour. My favorite time of the day. Not sure if I've had a lemon drop, but that's about to change.
Sam

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wonderful drink. Just amazing color.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Southerncook said...

My favorite time of day is the cocktail hour as well and this looks yummy. I love a good Lemon Drop Martini and the addition of the basil sounds very good. I am loving that orange salt too.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Hungry Dog said...

Oh my. I could dive right into that! Love that orange rim, so cheery and elegant at the same time!

That Girl said...

And you definitely do mixed drinks well!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

always love your cocktails so pretty

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Each sip must smell heavenly! What a great cocktail idea and the orange rim is beautiful.

Taste of Beirut said...

I am so impressed with these drinks you concoct! I can't go beyond opening a wine bottle! Looks and sounds wonderful!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I love that you've dubbed this "Cocktail Thursday!" I fully endorse this, and as they say "how easy is this" cocktail! I think this will be my weekend indulgence!

Siddy Says said...

yummalicious! I don't think I can quite indulge for another 3 months given the bump lol but I'm sure my husband will lurveee it given its still 35 degrees here where we are!
xx
Siddy
www.SiddySays.com

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Love lemon and basil together. Maybe that is why I am obsessed with my herb lemon basil? Anyway, this drink looks amazing! Amazing!

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Ahhhh looks like a big bang farewell to summer. (but I guess summer lasts longer where you are...) I need to go get me some Cointreau...

amy @ fearless homemaker said...

ooh, i love lemon drops but have never tried adding basil. as we grow our own basil, i should definitely give it a try. looks divine + refreshing!

Julie said...

That would be so perfect right now. Nevermind that it's not even lunch time yet :)

Rita said...

How pretty1 I want a taste please.
Rita

Barbara said...

Love the idea of the orange sugar rim, Velva. You make the BEST cocktails!

Lyndsey said...

This is gorgeous I don't know if I could drink it...okay, okay you twisted my arm. :) I have to try it, you could probably use mint leaves too.

Karen said...

I'll take two, please :)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

This looks so delicious. Its so pretty too. I really like the touch of orange sugar on the rim.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That looks so invitingly good! I'd love to be greeted with this at the end of a day :)

Quay Po Cooks said...

This is such a pretty presentation of the cocktail! The orange sugar add a touch of elegance to the drink.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Sounds an interesting combination of flavours.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmm must try this out. Diane

girlichef said...

Oh, it's so pretty! I love the color contrast. Of course, I totally want to sip it, too ;)

theycallmejane said...

What a yummy treat to use with the fresh basil that is taking over my garden (and will be gone all too soon!) Yum!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Oh this looks good, and I'll bet it's a great stress reliever! LOL!!!

I'd also like to thank you for your kind words about my mom. She will be forever missed and kept in our hearts.

Chris said...

What a gorgeous looking cocktail and just in time for the last batches of basil in our garden.

Anna and Liz Recipes said...

What a beautiful cocktail !! And it looks and sounds tasty! :)

teresa said...

oh how i love basil! this is just gorgeous!

Kim said...

Well, this is one way to use up that basil...LOL!

Joanne said...

I'm coming over to your place on thursdays...this sounds amazing!

Abbey said...

Wow, your pictures are always beautiful, but this one is gorgeous!!! And the cocktail sounds delicious!

Mary said...

This is one of the most beautiful drinks I have ever seen. I would love to try one!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a delightful cocktail! The flavors are amazing.

Cheers,

Rosa

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