Gin and Juice

We just couldn't pass up an opportunity to name a drink Gin and Juice. Fresh basil and gin add lovely herbal-vegetal notes to sweet strawberry[-apple juice.]

Total Time:
5 min
Prep:
5 min

Yield:
1 drink
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 to 5 basil leaves, plus 1 sprig, for garnish
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 4 ounces Strawberry-Apple Juice, recipe follows
  • Club soda, for serving
  • Strawberry-Apple Juice:
  • 2 cups strawberries, tops removed
  • 1 medium Red Delicious apple, peeled and cored
Directions

Add the sugar and basil leaves to an old-fashioned glass and muddle gently. Fill the glass with ice, add the gin and stir. Add the Strawberry-Apple Juice and stir. Top with club soda, garnish with the basil sprig and serve.

Strawberry-Apple Juice:

Juice the strawberries, then the apple, following your juicer's specific settings for each. Serve the juice immediately over ice, if desired. Yield: 8 to 10 ounces

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