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Basil Herb in Cocktails

A Mixologist's Study of Flavors


Italian Basil Herb

Italian Basil Herb

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  • Tasting notes:
    Sweet basil has a complex sweet, spicy aroma with notes of clove and anise. The flavour is warm peppery and clove like with underlying mint and anise tones.
  • Other basil varieties:
    Purple basil, Bush basil, lettuce basil, and “Ruffles basils, Cinnamon basil, African blue basil, Thai basil, Holy basil, Licorice basil, Lemon basil, Lime basil
  • Combines well with:
    lemons and limes, tomatoes, mint, cinnamon

  • Cocktail Recipe: Bloody Gazpacho
    • 50ml Absolut Vodka
    • 4 Basil Leafs
    • 1/2 Inch of Cucumber
    • 100ml Fresh Tomato juice
    • Dash Balsamic vinegar
    • 6 Drops of Tabasco
    • 4 Dashes Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/2 shot Fresh lemon juice
    • 2 pinch Minced garlic
    • 2 pinch Ground pepper
    • 2 pinch Celery salt
    Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled collins glass, garnish with basil.

Source: Humberto Marques

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