Lillet is aperitif made with wine and is the flavor foundation in this Kamikaze styled beverage shaken with basil, gin and orange juice.
- 1 cup ice cubes, plus more for each glass
- ½ cup lillet blanc
- 2 ounce gin
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
- ¼ cup whole basil leaves, plus small sprigs, for garnish
- 1 ounce tonic water
- cucumber spears for garnish
Pre-mix the appropriate amount for the number of cocktails you are making of Lillet, gin, orange juice, and whole basil leaves in to a pitcher. Let the mixture sit at least 30 minutes to infuse.
When ready to serve make each Kamikaze individually by adding 1 cup ice cubes to a shaker and 3 or 4 ounces of the infused Lillet mixture per cocktail. Cover and shake well.
Strain the Kamikaze into a ice filled glass and top with a splash of tonic water. Garnish with a cucumber spear and serve.