There are only several opportunities in life where you can incorporate the word “mocktail” into your vernacular. I’m taking advantage of it. Last week I hinted at the delightfully refreshing non-alcoholic beverage I enjoyed during Sunday brunch. Sometimes, I like to give my liver a rest and this ginger basil mocktail is a good substitute. The key is to use a really great ginger syrup — my favorite is from Morris Kitchen — and obviously lots of fresh basil. Enjoy yourselves!
Ginger Basil Mocktail Recipe:
handful of fresh basil and mint leaves
½ shot ginger syrup
½-1 shot ginger ale
fresh squeezed lime juice
Place basil in a shaker. Add all of the other ingredients and some ice and shake vigorously. Strain into glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with full basil leaf.