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Herald Spring

To celebrate one of the first truly sunny and warm days that herald spring after long weeks of cool, gray, wet days, make a Basil-Lime Gimlet. Of course, it helps to have a CSA that has basil this early in the season. You need fresh basil for this, but your reward is a lovely pale green drink. Perfect for Spring, Summer or Easter. I recommend eating the basil leaf garnish when you have just a small sip of the drink left. The leaf is green and spicy and just a tad boozy. A refreshing wake-me-up that’s less tart than the drink it adorns.

Personal twist: instead of simple syrup use basil-infused simple syrup to heighten the basil-ness of your cocktail.

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  1. […] an alternative to the Basil-Lime Gimlet, celebrate spring by turning your gin and tonic a delicate hue of pink. Inspired by my love of […]

  2. […] Happy Hour as you enjoy sophisticated spring dinner; consider also having a refreshing mojito or a basil-lime gimlet or similar drink to lighten things up a […]

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