The best of summer comes together in this herbaceous gin cocktail made with blackberries, basil, and fresh lemon juice.
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
6–8 large basil leaves
2 ounces gin
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
Chilled club soda
Blackberries and basil leaves for garnish
Muddle blackberries and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add basil and lightly muddle until fragrant. Add gin and lemon juice then fill shaker with ice, secure lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and top off with chilled club soda. Garnish with blackberries and basil leaves.