Best Basil Lemon Drop Cocktails

The best basil lemon drop cocktails are a great way to enjoy Spring. There’s nothing better than enjoying a cocktail on the patio in the sun!


  • 6 basil leaves (could substitute with mint if you prefer)
  • 1oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 tsp honey (more or less, to taste)
  • garnish: lemon twist, lemon slice, or fresh basil leaf


  1. Optional sugar rim: moisten the rim of your martini or cocktail glass and dip into a shallow plate of sugar.
  2. Muddle the basil in lemon juice in the bottom of your cocktail shaker.
  3. Add ice, vodka, Triple Sec, and honey to the shaker, Shake vigorously until well combined and very cold.
  4. Strain into your martini glass and add your garnish. Enjoy!