This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you are a member you must log in now. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.


No announcement yet.

The Basil-ey Vodka and simple syrups

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    The Basil-ey Vodka and simple syrups

    One of my favorite beverages to enjoy during the summer while grilling is what my fiance calls the "Basil-ey". It's makeup is the exact same as a mojito in function, but instead of mint, rum, and lime I use Thai or regular Basil, Vanilla Vodka and lemon. I think it was originally born out of an internet recipe and lack of fancier ingredients, but it's a main stay at hour house now. It sounds funky but is suuuppppeer refreshing and a crowd (or single lady) pleaser, as you look like a professional and competent crafter of cocktails while you are picking, slicing, and smahin up real good, the ingredients for the drink. I have since discovered that a few easy flavors of simple syrup like vanilla, or any other herb or fresh spice, can really open up some awesome flavor combos. Some of my other favorites are the old fashioned (no cherries), vanilla bourbon, Dark and Stormy, and as mentioned above mojitos and juleps. When I'm lazy it's just gingerale or ginger beer and dickel whiskey.

    That sounds really good Flavorsavor, my wife & I love basil, we have a big patch of it in the herb garden. I'm going to try it now that I have a couple days off coming up.


      Thanks. If you have any thai or spicy basil it takes it up a notch. We love the basil too, I put it on everything...it's hard to keep leaves on the plant during grill pizza season. Enjoy your time off.


        Thanks man. A rib cook and a thick boneless pork chop reverse sear are in my future. And camping in the backyard with my boys while the wife goes away on a girl's weekend on Mackinac Island.

        My favorite thing to do with basil is a good caprese salad- ripe tomato slices with a glob of fresh mozzarella (the wet ball, not the dry block) a nice basil leaf and a dash of EVOO and S&P, and maybe a dab of balsamic. Mmm delicious and healthy!

        Never heard of Tai or spicy basil.



        No announcement yet.


        These are not paid ads, they are a curated selection of products we love.

        All of the products below have been tested and are highly recommended. Click here to read more about our review process.

        Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

        Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our “buy now” links. This has zero impact on the price you pay but helps support the site.

        Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners

        3 burner gas grill

        The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood including dual-tube burners that are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. Click here to read our complete review.

        Groundbreaking Hybrid Thermometer!

        Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

        The FireBoard Spark is a hybrid combining instant-read capability, a cabled temperature probe, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Couple that with high standards of design and workmanship and it’s a “must own.” Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review.

        Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

        The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat-controlled oven. Click here for our review of this superb smoker.

        Grilla Proves That Good Things Come In Small Packages

        The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint of the Grilla Pellet Smoker makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, including on a condo patio. Click here for our review on this unique smoker.