EatLikeNicole's Gin Basil: The Light & Intense Version

2 ounces Gin (Nicole used East Beirut but you can pick any local Gin you want HERE) 
2 ounces sparkling water
Orange bitter ice cubes
Handful of fresh basil leaves
1 tsp Apple molasses
Dried lemon
Method of Preparation:
In a mortar crush the basil leaves.
Mix with apple molasses and transfer to a glass.

Add the gin and stir.
Add the sparkling water, ice cubes garnish with dried lemon and enjoy.


Regular gin basil contains simple syrup made of sugar and water.
In order to prepare a healthier version I used a natural sugar that’s apple molasses sometimes known as boiled cider (it is made by reducing pressed apple cider).
Its use dates back as far as the 1600s commonly used in baking as sugar was a much more rare, expensive commodity.

Basil is a powerful antioxidant.It is an excellent source of Vitamin K.
Basil essential oil is also commonly used in aromatherapy to treat nervous tension…
If you rub fresh crushed  basil leaves on your skin, you can keep mosquitoes away as basil is a good insect repellent !

August 27, 2021