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A lemon basil martini on a grey coaster, garnished with basil and a lemon slice.

Lemon Basil Martini

  • Author: Ali
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 martini 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This lemon basil martini is the perfect balance of sweet and sour with a subtle basil flavor. Made with a homemade herb infused syrup for the most authentic flavor.


  • Basil Simple Syrup:
    • ½ cup basil leaves, packed
    • ½ cup granulated sugar
    • ½ cup water
  • Lemon Basil Martini:
    • 1 ½ oz basil simple syrup
    • 1 oz vodka
    • 1 oz lemon juice, freshly squeezed


  1. Then, make the martini: Add the basil syrup, lemon juice and vodka to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well for 5 to 10 seconds until the outside is frosted. Strain and pour into a chilled martini glass.


  • Storing the syrup: Store leftover basil syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 martini
  • Calories: 214
  • Sugar: 38g
  • Sodium: 8mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.2g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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