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Paul Abercombie, author of the upcoming Organic, Shaken and Stirred, shares this eco-friendly drink. He recommends purple basil to lend a more intense flavor and lovely lilac hue.

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Basil Gimlet

Basil Gimlet

Ingredients:
2 ounces organic gin
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed organic lime juice
1/2 ounce organic agave nectar
5 organic purple basil leaves

Directions:
Combine gin, lime juice, agave and 4 of the basil leaves in an ice cube-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, the strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass. Float remaining basil leaf (preferably the smallest of the bunch) on top of the drink.