Give this classic cocktail a summer twist with basil infused honey syrup.
2 oz. Green Hat Spring/Summer Gin
1 to 1.5 oz. basil honey syrup (see instructions)
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
fresh basil for garnish
Combine all ingredients with several ice cubes in a cocktail shaker or mason jar and shake thoroughly. Adjust with more lemon juice or honey syrup to taste, if desired. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a basil leaf.
To make basil honey syrup, combine 3/4 cup local honey and 3/4 cup water in a small pot and simmer until dissolved. Remove from heat, add 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, cover and set aside for 30 minutes. Strain and refrigerate.