Basil Bounce Recipe - Jason Diamond

Wondering what to do with all that end-of-season basil growing in your garden? Make this DELICIOUS, aromatic, herbal cocktail! So refreshing! Great as a kick-off cocktail for your next gathering.

Into a clean shaker add:


1 3/4 ounces Gin

6 - 8 basil leaves (per drink)

1 ounce simple syrup

1 ounce lime juice

5 drops Angostura Bitters

1 - 2 cups of ice

After cocktail is shaken: 1 ounce Topo Chico/Club Soda

Garnish: whole basil leaves and/or lime slices


Combine first six ingredients into cocktail shaker, shake for a count of 50, double strain into a Coupette or Martini Glass. Add Topo Chico. Stir gently. Garnish with basil leaves and or lime slices. Purchase any of the utensils or glassware on Kay's Faves page on this website.