I first made this Basil Lime Martini back in 2013… it was one of the first cocktails I posted here. This past weekend I made another batch for the freezer and thought it was a good time to refresh the photo and enjoy this tasty drink once again!
I got this Basil Lime Martini recipe from a Navy wife I met while visiting Newport, Rhode Island back in the day. It packs a bit of a punch if you know what I mean, so be careful because they’re easy to drink! I like to whip up a batch to have in my freezer during the summer for something different and delicious to serve friends on the spur of the moment get together. It’s like a grown up version of a slushy. Perfect for summer!Print
Basil Lime Martini
- 2 C. Water
- 2 C. Sugar
- 2 C. packed Basil leaves
- 1 750ml bottle good quality Vodka (or about 3 1/4 cups if measuring from a larger bottle)
- 1 1/4 C. fresh squeezed Lime juice
- In saucepan mix water and sugar. Bring to boil making sure sugar is dissolved. Turn off heat and add basil leaves to syrup and muddle. Set aside and let it cool.
- Meanwhile place freshly squeezed lime juice and vodka in a freezable container.
- Strain syrup and add to lime/vodka mixture. Mix well and place in freezer. Ready to drink in several hours.