Gin and Tonic, the classic British drink, with the addition of the sour and slightly bitter Australian Finger Lime and aniseed-y basil.
- 10 basil leaves
- 1 Australian Finger Lime
- 100ml (4 fl oz) London Dry Gin
- 4 ice cubes
- 2 small bottles of tonic water (about 150ml/6 fl oz each)
- 2 small top end basil sprigs
- 2 slices of regular lime
- Divide the basil leaves into 2 and place them in your chosen glasses.
- Using a cocktail muddler or the back of a teaspoon, crush the basil leaves to release their essential oils and aroma.
- Add the ice cubes to the glass (2 each).
- Squeeze the Australian finger limes into the glass (half a lime each).
- Pour in 50ml (2 fl oz) of gin into each glass.
- Top with as much or as little tonic water as you like. I only use about the same amount as the gin, but it’s a matter of taste.
- Give it a stir, and garnish with the lime slices and basil sprigs.
Nutrition is based on 50ml (2 fl oz) tonic water added to the same amount of gin.
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Easy
- Cuisine: British/Australian/Italian Fusion
Keywords: gin, cocktails, limes, australian finger limes