Basil is not just for cooking in Italian food. It is wonderful when used just like mint in a mojito or mint julep and adds a depth of green, earthy aroma and flavor to a drink like the Monstre Verte.
Monstre Verte Cocktail
shake all ingredients with ice
strain into a rocks glass rinsed with 1/4 oz of Absinthe
garnish with a basil leave and flower