Thai Basil Blood-Orange Martini

Serves 2


a big handful of Thai basil leaves and stems

4 oz vodka

1 oz triple sec

the juice from 2 blood oranges and 1 lime


1. Pour the vodka  into a mixing glass. Add the basil leaves and muddle them together with the back of a spoon. Let it steep for at least 1 hour.

2. Strain the infused vodka into a cocktail shaker half filled with crushed ice. Add triple sec and juices. Use the inverted mixing glass or shaker lid to cover and shake vigourously over 1 shoulder for 20–30 seconds

3. Strain into 2 chilled cocktail glasses.

4. Garnish each with one perfect That basil leaf. Serve.

Thai Basil Blood-Orange Martini 

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