By Sharmini Jayawardena
5-7 Thai basil leaves (Fresh from my garden)
1 1/2 ounces gin (London Dry)
¾ ounce lemongrass simple syrup (Lemongrass fresh from my garden)
½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 egg white
Lemongrass leaves for garnishing
To Make Lemongrass Simple Syrup
Add 1 cup (100gm) granulated white sugar, 1 cup water and lemongrass pieces into a thick bottomed pan and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Do not boil.
Remove from fire and add lemongrass stalks to the syrup. Leave to cool.
Strain and use in the preparation of the drink.
(2 us tabelspoon = 1 ounce)
1. Chill a coupe glass.
2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the Thai basil leaves.
3. Add gin, lemongrass simple syrup, lime juice and egg white.
4. Sake to chill.
5. Strain into chilled glass.
Garnish with lemongrass leaves.