Pairing the Champagne/Penthouse LAFCO candle with a tall, slim glass of bubbly would have been too easy. The candle's clean, sparkling and citrusy scent paired perfectly with our own fresh twist on the classic gin and tonic. We took advantage of the last few days of summer and muddled a bit of fresh-squeezed lemon juice with a few springs of basil leaf. Garnished with more basil and a few slices of baby cucumbers...this is a cocktail to savor, whether you're enjoying it in the penthouse or at the kitchen table.
Keep reading for our cocktail recipe, and make sure to check out the entire LAFCO House and Home collection of candles.
Ingredients (Makes one cocktail):
.75 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1.5 oz. gin of choice
3 large sprigs of basil (plus one smaller sprig for garnish)
3 oz. tonic water
3 slices of cucumber (garnish)
1. Muddle lemon juice with basil leaves at the bottom of your cocktail glass.
2. Pour gin over muddled mixture and swirl.
3. Add ice and tonic.
4. Garnish with remaining sprig of basil plus cucumber slices.