Raspberry Lime Basil Gin Cocktail
6 whole fresh raspberries
1 Tb fresh basil leaves, chiffonade (cut into thin ribbons)
2 ounces gin
1 ounces sparkling water or club soda, lime flavored or plain
1 Tb fresh lime juice
½ cup ice
Optional garnish: lime slices and whole fresh basil leaves
Place raspberries and basil in cocktail shaker and lightly muddle together. Add gin, sparkling water or club soda, fresh lime juice, and ice to shaker and shake for 3 seconds.
Pour mixed drink in a glass. Garnish with additional limes slices and fresh basil leaves.
Can strain drink into glass with ice to remove raspberry seeds and basil, if desired.