This exotic vodka cocktail has the punch of Thai basil and the sweetness of lilikoi, also known as passionfruit.
- 20 thai basil leaves
- 6 ounce vodka
- 3 small passionfruit, halved
- 1 scoop cracked ice
- 1 ounce cointreau
- ice cubes, as needed
- 2 ounce splashed club soda, or as needed
Infuse the vodka: Place the basil leaves in a small jar. Add vodka cover jar and let infuse at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours.
When ready to serve place 2 halves passion fruit into a cocktail shaker. Muddle until pulpy. Strain the basil infused vodka into the cocktail shaker, discard basil. Add cointreau and cracked ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into 2 ice filled Collins glasses, dividing liquid evenly between them both. Top with club soda. Garnish each with 2 more halves passion fruit.