Bryan’s Brew – how to use up left over basil.

bryans cocktail

In the evening we returned, as promised, to the Taberna Mexican restaurant where Bryan the barman made me the basil based cocktail. It was, as he had said, delicious and he very kindly gave us the recipe:

Take 6 large, torn basil leaves and in a pestle and mortar “muddle” them i.e. grind. Add them to  a cocktail shaker and add 2.5 fluid oz of gin, 1 fluid oz of simple syrup (see below) and 2 fluid oz of fresh grapefruit juice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with basil leave.

(sugar water: equal quantities of sugar and water. Boil the water and add to the sugar. Stir until dissolved. Cool and keep in fridge until needed) 

2 Responses to “Bryan’s Brew – how to use up left over basil.”

  1. John says:

    Enjoying following your holidays. The cocktail sounds good but I’m going to try a diabetic alternative i.e. use fructose rather than sugar.
    Pam suggests a temporary change to the name of your blog whilst you arre away – “Holiday in Hawaii”.
    Continue to enjoy the cocktails.

  2. Mike says:

    that sounds horribilli

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