Welcome to Creative Dish, where you'll find the insider scoop on creative projects and home lifestyle tips designed for today's busy family.

Read More

La Lemon Basiltini

Time for another great cocktail. This one is a Creative Dish exclusive. We’ve created a new refreshing martini. The bright, bold, fresh flavors will especially appeal to those who like tart drinks with just a bit of sweetness. Think, margarita, caipirinha, gin and tonics and so forth. While the ingredient combination may be new, the flavors blend perfectly. A great drink for a happy hour at home and impressive enough for your next party.

La Lemon Basiltini, a refreshing martini

For 1 large or 2 small martini glasses


  • 1/2 Lemon
  • Light Agave Nectar
  • Fresh Basil
  • Premium Vodka
  • Ice Cubes
  • Hot Water (almost to boiling point)


  • Knife
  • Juicer (hand or electric)
  • Cocktail Shaker preferably with a strainer (or use 2 plastic cups, one slightly small so that the top rim fits about 1/2″ inside the other)


  1. First make a quick infused syrup of 3 tablespoons agave nectar, 2 large basil leaves and just enough hot water to help dilute the mixture. Total amount of liquid should be about 1/4 cup. (For a party, make this x4 – about 1 cup of syrup). Let the mixture sit for about 1 hour. The syrup can be made in advance. 
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice cubes. Juice 1/2 of a lemon. If your cocktail shaker has a strainer, you can juice the lemon right into the shaker. If not, juice into a cup making sure to remove any seeds and then pour into the cocktail shaker.
  3. Add syrup mixture. (If you do not have a strainer, remove the basil first.)
  4. Add 2 oz of vodka.
  5. Shake vigorously.
  6. Carefully pour the martini into the glass.

Optional: Make a lemon twist

  1. Cut a long strip in the rind of the lemon (rind only).
  2. Cut another long strip next to the first and peel off the strip of rind.
  3. Run the strip over the edge of the martini glass. Twist the rind in opposite directions.
  4. Add the twist to the rim of the glass.

For other great cocktail recipes try our Classic Caipirinha or Mango Caipirinha.

My Creative Dish

Related Posts

  1. Classic Caipirinha

    Classic Caipirinha

    July 8, 2011
  2. Caipirinha with a Mango Twist

    Caipirinha with a Mango Twist

    August 5, 2011
  3. Mimosa Popsicles – Adults Only!

    Mimosa Popsicles – Adults Only!

    July 15, 2011

One Response to “La Lemon Basiltini”

  1. Creative Dish says:

    iphone 5 rumours says
    Hello , I do imagine this really is a great website. I stumbled on it on Yahoo , i’ll arrive back again when once more. Cash and liberty could be the finest strategy to alter, may possibly you be abundant and aid others.

Dish on Facebook

Comments are automatically posted to the Creative Dish Facebook page. Login with Facebook to share your comment to your wall.

Connect with Facebook