- Citrus Basil Martini
- 4 oz Citrus simple syrup
- 1/3 cup fresh citrus juice from lemons and clementines
- 4 ounces of basil infused vodka
- Basil Infused Vodka
- 3-4 dozen fresh basil leaves, rinsed (stems and leaves)
- Candied Lemons and Clementines
- 2 of each – lemons and clementines, sliced about 1/4 inch thick
- 4 cups of water
- 4 cups of sugar
Juice your clementines and lemons, it will take about 1-2 of each depending on size of fruit.
Pour the above over ice in a martini shaker, shake and pour into a martini glass. Float a candied slice in the glass, and enjoy!!
Basil Infused Vodka
Place basil leaves in the bottom of the jar, and pour vodka over the top, filling jar about 4/5.
I used a big jar, so I used more basil, and more vodka, I had a party of eight was making cocktails for.
Use a small jelly jar and less vodka and basil if you want to make just a couple.
Place jar in refrigerator for about 6-8 hours. If left too long, the flavor gets a too overpowering.
When you are ready to use, remove leaves, and strain the vodka into another jar or a bottle.
Candied Lemons and Clementines
Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a heavy saucepan.
When it becomes bubbly, reduce the heat to medium and add the fruit slices.
Boil with the fruit slices for about 30 minutes. The rinds will become slightly translucent looking.
Remove and place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
I dusted mine with sugar after they had cooled some.
Reserve the liquid, you just made your citrus simple syrup!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3986 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 101mg Carbohydrates: 910g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 883g Protein: 8g