Love Potion No. 2016

By Jackie DeKnock  , , ,   

December 30, 2015

What a love potion it is, it works like magic!

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  • Yields: Makes one love potion!


Basil leaves, coarsely chopped

3 Strawberries, sliced (keep one aside for garnish)

2 ounces Absolut Citron

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

¼ cup simple syrup


Make simple syrup - combine sugar and water (ratio is 1 : 1) in a medium saucepan). Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.

Muddle the basil and strawberries together. Pour all the ingredients over ice, shake (not stir) and best of all, enjoy this love potion with your Valentine!

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