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Basil Cosmo
Photo by Paul Molakides

This Basil Cosmo Recipe Is Simple and Summery


Boro6 Wine Bar does summer cocktails right with this basil Cosmo recipe, which pairs lime juice with fresh basil.

This drink goes down so smoothly and is very refreshing. The addition of the basil oil also makes it soothing and cooling to sip.
—Paul Molakides, owner of Boro6 Wine Bar

Boro6 Wine Bar

Basil Cosmo

Recipe by Boro6 Wine Bar




  • 3 oz. vodka (like LiV)

  • 1 oz. triple sec

  • ½ oz. lime juice

  • ½ oz. simple syrup

  • Basil oil, to taste

  • 4 basil leaves


  • Make the basil oil. Purée 1 cup of basil and 1 cup of olive oil, then pour through a mesh sieve into a squeeze bottle. It’s best to strain in batches and dump the basil as you go. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
  • Muddle three large basil leaves in a shaker and add simple syrup, triple sec, and vodka. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Pour into martini glass through a mesh sieve. Drop in 4 or 5 drops of basil oil and add basil leaf for garnish.

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