Low-calorie recipes are often celebrated for what they manage to cut out, but here's a beverage that throws a few added benefits your way. Neo's mixologists pair basil, an unpredictable herbal twist, with grapefruit, which delivers a dose of vitamins and antioxidants. Now that's something to toast to.
2 basil leaves
1 ounce grapefruit juice
1 ounce Da Vinci's Sugar Free Sweetener Syrup
1 3/4 ounces gin
Splash of sparkling wine
In a shaker, muddle basil and syrup. Add syrup and gin and shake hard with ice for 20 seconds. Strain ingredients into a martini glass and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, July 2009.
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