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Naren Young created this martini variation after tasting a lemon-and-basil sorbet at a restaurant. Sweet white vermouth emphasizes the basil's herbal quality, while limoncello and lemon juice give the drink a double-citrus punch.
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3 basil leaves, plus 1 basil sprig
1/4 ounce Simple Syrup
2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce limoncello
1/2 ounce bianco vermouth (sweet white vermouth)
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
How to Make It
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the basil leaves with the Simple Syrup. Add ice and all of the remaining ingredients except the sprig; shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the sprig.
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