Festa In Giardino (Garden Party) Cocktail

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Recipe: #32824

June 29, 2019

"In the garden or anywhere, this is a lovely cocktail. The basil is a little unusual but not overpowering. Use good gin, you don't have to get too fancy, but Tanqueray or Bombay will make a big difference over a bargain brand. To double strain, pour from your shaker through a finer mesh sieve, if you don't mind basil bits in your drink, skip this step."

Original is 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (205.4 g)
  • Calories 185.8
  • Total Fat - 0.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 9.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 28.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 20.6 g
  • Protein - 4 g
  • Calcium - 214.1 mg
  • Iron - 3.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 29.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Add gin, Aperol, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice.

Step 2

Add basil leaves, shake well; the basil will break up and flavor the rest of the cocktail.

Step 3

Double-strain into a glass and top with about ½ ounce of Prosecco.

Step 4

Garnish with basil sprig.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Wow! I think I found my new summertime beverage! I love the herbaceous taste of the Aperol - it's quite unusual! The first one was a bit sweet, so I tried it without the simple syrup and it was perfection! Thanks for posting! Made for SWT 2019.


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(5 Jul 2019)

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