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A classic twist on an old-fashioned Tom Collins favorite. This Collins is infused withmint, basil and a bright twist of lemon.
From The Spice & Tea Exchange®4 TBS Mint Basil Tea
From the Grocer1 cup sugar (preferred white or cane)8 oz gin4 oz fresh lemon juice8-12 oz soda waterLemon slices, for garnishing
Create a Simple Syrup (best if prepared ahead):STEEP 8oz water with Mint Basil Tea per package directions. Strain tea and set aside. Discard tea leaves.ADD brewed tea and sugar to a medium sauce pan. Bring ingredients to a boil while stirring occasionally.ONCE boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.REMOVE from heat. Strain and set aside to chill before use.
Create the Cocktail:ADD 2 oz gin, 1 oz fresh lemon juice, and 1.25 oz of the Mint Basil Tea Syrup made above to a shaker. Shake well. Strain ingredients into a tall collins glass, then top with soda water.GARNISH with a lemon slice and fresh flowers. Enjoy!
Quick Tip:Remaining simple syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks!
Yields: 4Total Time: 15 minsPrep Time: 15 mins
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