Tangerine Basil Martini

This is one of those cocktails I call “Garden to Glass” especially in Arizona and California where citrus grows, it is fresh and delicious.  Visit your garden as well for the fresh basil.

Tangerine-BasilCocktail

 There have been other renditions of this drink i.e. Basil and Grapefruit Martini at the Jade Bar at Sanctuary Resort & Spa.  I like the tangerine it’s a little sweeter and the freshness with the basil makes it a great refreshing summer cocktail.

Tangerine-Basil-Martini

Recipe:  Makes 1 Martini

Profile:  Sweet Refreshing ~ Original Recipe

  •  2 oz Hangar Mandarin Vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz Fresh Tangerine Juice
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 3 Basil Leaves

Garnish: Fresh Basil Leaf

Glass:  Martini Glass or Coupe

Instructions:

Add vodka, juices, simple syrup, 3 fresh basil leaves and ice to mixing glass and shake with ice for about 8 seconds.  Strain through fine mesh into a coupe or martini glass. Garnish and Enjoy!

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