Monday, July 27, 2009
What do you do with a bumper crop of basil? Maybe you go get some really good vodka and make this excellent drink for the rest of the lazy days of summer.Get a couple good, big handfuls of basil off your porch or out of your yard or your neighbor's yard. Crush it up until it is bruised and fragrant.Combine the basil with 3 teaspoons sugar and 3 shots of great vodka in a martini shaker with ice. Shake the hell out of it until the dogs bark at you and chase you around the room. Get it good and icey. Strain it into two glasses (with sugared rims if you're feeling fancy) and be amazed by the cool green color.As is, this drink will knock you on your ass and is best suited for slow sipping on weekend nights or as anesthesia. You can mix it with seltzer or something for a lighter mixed drink.