It is summer here in San Francisco and I finally purchased these beautiful coupes that I've had my eye on for a while, so a nice refreshing cocktail was a necessary addition to my Saturday afternoon. I made this cocktail up, although it likely exists out there somewhere. I always play with different additions and proportions, so feel free to do the same. Below is (approximately) what I used.
Basil & Lemon Cocktail
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1 ounce St. Germain
juice of 1/2 lemon (or more if you prefer)
3-4 basil leaves
Add the lemon juice and basil leaves to a cocktail shaker; muddle. Fill with ice and add the vodka and St. Germain. Shake very well. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with basil & enjoy!
Optional: if you want to top the cocktail off with something else, consider using a splash of soda water, ginger beer, champagne, or a light, crisp white wine.