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