Hilde's Special Instructions
Hilde's Special is a refreshing and elegant cocktail that combines the flavors of citrus and herbs. This cocktail is perfect for summer parties or as a light, flavorful drink to enjoy on a warm evening.
To make Hilde's Special, start by muddling fresh basil leaves and a slice of lemon in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. This will release the aromatic oils from the basil and add a subtle herbaceous flavor to the drink.
Add ice to the cocktail shaker and pour in equal parts of fresh lemon juice and simple syrup. The lemon juice adds a bright and tangy flavor, while the simple syrup adds a touch of sweetness to balance out the acidity of the citrus.
Next, add a generous pour of vodka to the cocktail shaker. The vodka will provide a smooth and clean base for the cocktail, allowing the flavors of the other ingredients to shine through.
Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously to combine all the ingredients and chill the drink. This will also help to further infuse the flavors of the basil and lemon into the cocktail.
Strain the cocktail into a martini glass, garnish with a sprig of fresh basil or a lemon twist, and serve immediately. The result is a crisp and refreshing cocktail with a hint of herbal complexity and a zesty citrus finish.
Try making Hilde's Special for your next gathering or for a relaxing evening at home. It's sure to impress your guests and become one of your go-to cocktail recipes.
- Muddle fresh basil leaves and a slice of lemon in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and vodka to the cocktail shaker.
- Shake vigorously to combine and chill the drink.
- Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a sprig of fresh basil or a lemon twist.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
Best served in a Hurricane Glass.
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