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.


 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.


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


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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