Freshen Your Drinks with Homegrown Herbs and Spices Part II
- 6 blueberries
- 4 basil leaves
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup (see below)
- 1 1/2 ounces gin (I recommend Hayman’s Royal Dock Gin)
- 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
- Sprite (or club soda)
- 1 cucumber slice
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add 2 cups of sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool thoroughly before using. Store leftover syrup in the refrigerator.
Muddle blueberries, basil and syrup. Add gin and lemon juice. Shake. Strain into Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with Sprite or club soda. Garnish with cucumber slice.