Blackberry Basil Gin Fizz
I'm assuming you are here because you want to make a drink and, in that case, i'll make the introduction brief. This is the first BMG cocktail (of many, hopefully) and another excuse to incorporate more basil into your day! Perfect for sweet and strong preferences alike and can be made into a mocktail by replacing gin with limeade or extra seltzer. Enjoy!
750 ml Gin (Recommended affordable: Tanqueray, Beefeater)
BMG Genovese Basil
Sugar (or honey)
2oz measuring cup
In a pint glass add 2-4 blackberries, 1 lime wedge, and 1 tsp sugar (depending on sweetness of berries - mine were very tart) and muddle
Add small handful of BMG basil and muddle again
Add scoop of ice and 2 oz gin and shake 15-20 seconds
Strain into low ball glass over ice, top with seltzer, and garnish with fresh blackberries, lime and basil.
Note: I like to add some (or all) of the fruit left in the shaker as well.