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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rhuby basil vodka tonic - from

I wonder if this would work with Gin? Sounds refreshing. I do have basil in the freezer :)

“Rhuby” Basil Vodka Tonic
For the syrup…
2 cups chopped fresh rhubarb (about three large stalks)
½ cup tightly packed fresh basil
½ cup sugar
1 cup water
juice of one lemon
For the cocktail…
1 oz rhubarb basil syrup
1 oz quality vodka
2 oz Q Tonic
lime for garnish
ice, if desired

1. To make the syrup add chopped rhubarb, basil leaves, sugar and water to a sauce pan. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves and rhubarb breaks down to a pulp. Allow to cool, then strain pulp, extracting as much liquid as possible. Set liquid syrup aside.

2. Pour rhubarb basil syrup and Q Tonic into glass. Stir well. Add vodka, stir to mix. Spray juice from a wedge of lime into glass. Stir again. Garnish with lime, a sliver of rhubarb or a basil leaf if desired. Add ice cubes according to preference.

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