Basil Lemon Drop


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!

Basil Lemon Drop
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
15 mins
6 cups


  • 6 fresh basil leaves

  • 3 cup vodka

  • 1 ½ cup lemon juice

  • 1 ½ cup simple syrup*

  • Ice cubes


  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

300 Calories
29g Carbs
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.

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