Recipes and Cooking Basil Lemon Drop 4.2 (14) 1 Review This basil cocktail is an elegant twist on the lemon drop martini. Vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup and fresh basil combine to make this lemon drop cocktail the life of the party. Serve over ice and enjoy! By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on April 7, 2014 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Total Time: 15 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 6 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 6 fresh basil leaves 3 cup vodka 1 ½ cup lemon juice 1 ½ cup simple syrup* Ice cubes Directions Muddle basil leaves in a large pitcher. Stir in vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Serve over ice. * For simple syrup, in a small saucepan combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Chill until ready to use. Makes 1 1/2 cups. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 300 Calories 29g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 300 % Daily Value * Sodium 2mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 29g 11% Total Sugars 26g Vitamin C 17.8mg 89% Calcium 5mg 0% Iron 0.1mg 1% Potassium 51mg 1% Folate, total 9.6mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.