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21 Unique Basil Cocktails: Refreshing & Fun 🍸

21 Unique Basil Cocktails: Refreshing & Fun 🍸

Have some basil growing in your garden and want some unique ideas to make use of it? Let me share these 21 flavorful Basil Cocktails to try at home!

Basil is well known for its sweet and savory flavor with a peppery and anise-like aroma that goes well with many pasta dishes such as pesto.

It has a strong taste when added to some dishes, but it gives a delicate and excellent taste when added to cocktails.

Muddling the ingredients is one of the best ways to have the basil’s flavors coming out to enrich your cocktail experience.

Thai Basil Gimlet and Basil Vodka Gimlet Cocktail are just two of the recipes to take the vintage Gimlet to the next level.

Old Fashioned Cocktail has a brand new taste when added basil on it.

But Rhubasil—Rhubarb Cocktail and #20 will give you flavors you’ll not usually expect in a basil cocktail, but the taste is fantastic!

So wait no more.

This list is all yours to explore!

This is a list of links to recipes for alcoholic drinks. Please enjoy responsibly.

It’s your cocktail you can drink any time of the year!

I know it uses peaches, but you can use frozen peaches to enjoy this drink even if it’s no longer in season.

Basil and peaches go along together as basil has a subtle taste, while peaches bring a sweet and fruity flavor to this drink.

You can adjust the level of sweetness depending on your preference.

This cocktail beauty, with its bright red color, looks appetizing!

This delicious and pretty-looking drink is made of fresh grapefruit and basil leaves muddled together to extract natural juices that add minty and fruity flavor.

Vodka adds spice and crisp to this drink, making it more alluring to taste.

It is a perfect twist to an elegant classic cocktail.

The spicy and anise-like notes that basil brings balance the flavors of bitter and botanical taste of lime and gin, while elderflower liqueur adds an alluring fragrance to this drink.

You will enjoy a mix of sweet and sour flavors in every drop!

If you’re looking for a quick cocktail that is delicious with a kick, this recipe is worth a try.

The blend of bourbon whiskey, lemon slices, anise honey syrup, basil, and a few drops of orange bitters makes a lemony, balanced sour taste to this concoction.

It’s a boozy, fragrant, and not too sour cocktail you will want to finish while relaxing.

Let’s add some touches of basil to your classic Gimlet.

You need vodka or gin (vodka works well with this), lime juice, and simple syrup to put this cocktail together.

And with basil added, it brings a bright taste that compliments the sweet and tart flavor the other ingredients have.

It’s your unique tweak to this classic drink!

It’s an Irish-inspired cocktail with all-natural ingredients!

Poitín, or Irish moonshine, is a mashed malted grain that has a grainy flavor with hints of toffee flavor that blends well with lemon, honey syrup, and basil leaves.

Its aroma and bold flavors are what make this cocktail irresistible to taste.

It’s a delicious cocktail, but it has a serious kick!

Gin, combined with muddled basil, lemon juice, and simple syrup, is a cooling and delectable cocktail to taste.

It’s guaranteed to be delicious, you might forget it has four ounces of gin on it!

Nothing beats the taste of fresh fruits combined with vodka.

Muddled all the ingredients except vodka but not in pureed consistency so you can still feel some bits when you sip it.

Top with club soda, garnish with fresh strawberry slices and basil leaf, and enjoy this fresh goodness in a glass!

Make your cocktail like a pro!

Ice cubes, gin, basil leaves, lime juice, and simple juice blend until smooth in texture.

Expect the color to be green because of the basil but the taste?

It’s sweet, citrusy with spice poured out in a martini glass!

Feel the invigorating taste of this cocktail with just four ingredients!

Lemon, simple syrup, vodka, and muddled basil leaves are all you need to make this unique cocktail with sweet, spice, and zesty flavors in one.

You can make a single serving but best when you make a pitcher of it because you’ll never stop until you get enough!

Are you tired of making the usual margarita?

Why not combine your margarita with basil and strawberry for a brand new taste?

The sweetness of strawberry and the peppery scent of fresh basil will be a hit when blended with tequila and Cointreau or Grand Marnier.

And the bright pinkish color, once done, is so lovely to look at.

Your next cocktail recipe to serve at your outdoor parties or cookouts!

Got some fresh rhubarb in your kitchen?

The tart sweetness of rhubarb simple syrup and the spiciness and basil fragrance added with soda water and vodka is a fresh experience in your glass.

It’s a beautiful way to make something unique to pour for a drink!

Let’s make a fresh new taste with your old-fashioned cocktail!

Add basil-infused simple syrup to your bourbon whiskey with some dash of orange bitters to make this pretty awesome concoction.

It’s sophisticated and flavorful in taste that you can make in the comforts of your home!

What if we add basil to your already refreshing bourbon and lemonade mix?

All I can say is that it’s sweet, cooling, and crisp all at once!

The sweet lemonade with bourbon combined with fresh basil is not just a good drink but a great cocktail to sip in!

It’s an excellent addition to your cocktail list for your next shindig!

Whiskey Smash is similar to Mojito or Mint Julep but uses whiskey.

Instead of mint, this recipe used basil.

This one uses blue basil to add a pleasant aroma to this beautiful drink.

The earthy and not-so-sweet flavor of this drink is definitely a thing to look forward to when you make one.

Cucumber and basil combined in a gimlet is an exploding freshness in a glass!

The famous Gimlet was invented in the 18th century and has evolved over the years to give it a more refreshing taste.

It’s your go-to cocktail when you’re having a barbeque party or just simply hanging out with friends.

What to do with blackberry, basil, and bourbon?

Make a Blackberry Basil Bourbon Smash that will ease your thirst!

The tart and tangy flavors of blackberry blends well with the sweet and aromatic basil and oaky bourbon flavor you will surely like.

This vibrant and rich cocktail will give excitement to your cocktail party!

Taste the summer sunshine in a glass with this excellent cocktail!

And no need for too complicated ingredients to pull this one off.

Peach, basil, a bit of sugar, whiskey, and soda water combined, and you’re up for a new cocktail adventure.

Perfect when you’re sitting by the pool and relaxing!

It’s a simple margarita mix with basil that will satisfy your taste buds!

Basil, tequila, fresh lime juice, agave syrup, triple sec, and water combined create a light, sweet, with notes of spiciness and herbaceous flavors in one drink.

It’s a magnificent drink you want to sip at any given time!

Who would have thought that basil and ginger beer would be a great match when fused?

Test it, and you will never regret you’ve done it!

The fragrant and sweet flavors of basil, spicy ginger beer, and the gin botanical notes combined to give this cocktail an excellent finish.

It’s ideal for poolside parties or just when you want to sip an energizing drink while in relaxing mode.

Let’s have blueberry and basil on your margarita!

This vibrant cocktail is stunning not just by its looks but by its taste, too!

The simple syrup also plays a role in balancing the acidity and tangy bite of lime and tequila.

Garnish with frozen blueberry to give it a gorgeous icy finish!

The bottom line

Sometimes, you need to look around to get a fresh idea of reinventing the usual taste of your cocktail into a more inviting and delectable one.

Basil added to your cocktail will take you to an extraordinary cocktail experience and will surely be loved by you as well as your family and friends.

I can’t wait for you to try on any of these recipes and share happy moments with your loved ones while savoring these incredible basil cocktails in your glass!

This is a list of links to recipes for alcoholic drinks. Please enjoy responsibly.

Unique Cocktails Made With Basil

Unique Cocktails Made With Basil

Have some basil growing in your garden and want some unique ideas to make use of it? Let me share these 21 flavorful Basil Cocktails to try at home!


  • Peach Basil Frosé
  • Grapefruit Basil Vodka Smash
  • Thai Basil Gimlet
  • Honey Basil Whiskey Sour
  • Basil Vodka Gimlet Cocktail
  • Poitín Basil Honey Smash
  • Gin Basil Smash
  • Muddled Strawberry Basil Cocktail With Vodka
  • Blended Basil Martini
  • Basil Lemon Drop
  • Strawberry Basil Margarita Summer Cocktail
  • Rhubasil—Rhubarb Cocktail
  • Basil Old Fashioned Cocktail
  • Bourbon Basil Lemonade
  • Blue Basil Whiskey Smash
  • Cucumber, Basil & Lime Gimlet
  • Blackberry Basil Bourbon Smash
  • Basil Peach Whiskey Cocktail
  • Green Basil Margarita
  • Basil Ginger Gin Fizz
  • Basil Blueberry Margarita


  1. Find your favorite recipe from our Basil Cocktails list.
  2. Gather all the ingredients needed.
  3. Start mixing and make us proud!

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