This is a Favorite of mine.
8 basil leaves (Try using Thai Basil)
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup or Agave Nectar
2 1/2 ounces vodka or gin
Pinch of Salt.
Muddle first four ingredients. Add ice & Gin, Shake, Strain twice. Serve in Martini Glass. Pairs nicely with a Goat Cheese & Tapanade Crostini.