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Basil Martini

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The right cocktail can make a party. That's why we partnered with Smirnoff Ice for this post.

A strong martini is a cocktail that can last all night long. It's a strong sipper that's so crisp, and the addition of basil and a touch of fizz takes the classic drink to a whole new level. You might think the basil would overpower with its naturally, earthy flavor, but it actually works alongside the herbaceous notes of the crisp gin.

Basil Martini Cocktail

From Sarah Lipoff, POPSUGAR Food

Basil Martini

Ingredients

  1. 3 ounces gin
    1/2 cup ice cubes
    1 basil leaf
    1 ounce Smirnoff Ice Original Flavor

Directions

  1. Add the ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and add the gin. Shake for 10 seconds.
  2. Lightly twist a basil leaf, gently bruising it. Place at the bottom of a martini glass.
  3. Pour the gin over the basil leaf then top with Smirnoff Ice.
  4. Serve immediately.
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