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Basil Lemon Drop

A refreshing & delcious take on the lemon drop martini
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup simple syrup (heat equal amounts sugar and water until sugar is dissolved; cool before using. Store in covered glass jar in refrigerator)
  • 2 large basil leaves
  • additional basil leaves for garnish


  • Chiffonade basil leaves and evenly distribute among four tall glasses. Muddle to release oils.
  • Combine vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup. (Can be made ahead and refrigerated)
  • Fill glasses with ice and add vodka mixture.
  • Garnish with basil leaves.