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Cocktail of the Week: Basil Lemoncocco

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then you deserve a happy hour that’s a little more...hmmm. What’s the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour. Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content.

Want a taste of Italy without the 8 hour flight? The Basilicocco combines two Italian flavors, basil and Lemoncocco, with gin for a drink that tastes like Mediterranean sunshine! Speedo not included.


  • Basil leaves
  • 1.25 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 2 oz. Salted Caramel Vodka
  • .25 oz Letterpress Limoncello
  • 2.5 oz Lemoncocco
  • .25 oz St. Germain
  • Lemon


  1. Take 3 leaves of basil, tear into pieces and place in shaker
  2. Add 1.25 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
  3. Soft press leaves until gin turns a light shade of green
  4. Add .25 oz Letterpress Limoncello, .25 oz St. Germain and 2.5 oz Lemoncocco
  5. Shake and strain into martini glass rimmed with lemon peel
  6. Garnish with one basil leaf
  7. Enjoy!