Basil Citrus Cocktail Recipe
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Basil Citrus Cocktail Recipe

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Fruity, fantastic and lighter in calories! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:1 servings
Healthy Quick Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 1 servings


  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 ounces white grapefruit juice
  • 2 ounces mandarin orange juice
  • 3/4 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 136 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a shaker, muddle basil leaves.
  2. Fill shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add the juices, gin and ginger liqueur; cover and shake for 10-15 seconds or until condensation forms on outside of shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Yield: 1 serving.
Originally published as Basil Citrus Cocktail in Healthy Cooking December/January 2012, p41

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