Thai basil adds an irreplaceable accent to this vodka-and-ginger-ale concoction.
In a shaker, muddle the lime and sugar
Add the vodka, syrup and lemon juice, and fill with ice
Shake vigorously and pour (unstrained) into a Collins glass
Add a bit more ice and top with 1 to 1.5 oz of ginger ale
Stir, and garnish with a lime wheel
*Thai Basil SyrupINGREDIENTS:
PREPARATION: Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Place the Thai basil leaves in a blender. Pour the hot syrup over the leaves and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Puree until smooth, carefully holding down the blender lid. Allow to cool overnight and strain before using.
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