Great chefs know that the foundation to a great dish starts with the best ingredients simply prepared. The same idea is true for your summer cocktail. Chopin Vodka, Poland’s leading artisanal craft distiller, is known for their single ingredient focus on Potato, Rye and Wheat, grown locally near the family distillery in Podlasie, Poland. Keep your summer cocktail simple with an ultra premium single ingredient vodka, and add a splash of lemon and a sprig of basil for a pure taste of summer.
Not sure which vodka to choose? Chopin Potato adds a creamier, earthy mouth feel (and is gluten free); Rye lends a touch of heat and sweet spice; and Wheat brings a hint of fresh green grass, and butterscotch.
Chopin Lemon Basil Martini
- 2 oz. Chopin Potato Vodka
- 1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup*
- 4-5 Basil Leaves
Place all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake it up. The ice will bruise the basil leaves and release the basil oils. Serve in a chilled Martini glass.
*For a more herbaceous variation, infuse your simple syrup with basil and only use 2 basil leaves in the shaker. Simmer 1/2 cup basil to every 1 cup of simple syrup on medium heat until sugar is fully dissolved. Cool and pour through a fine sieve before using.