Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 1 min

I haven't tried this yet but I do enjoy basil cocktails in the summertime! I have had the basil grape refresher that McCormick & Schmick's makes and it is awesome. So this is going on my "to-try" cocktail list as soon as my basil leaves are harvestable! This recipe from

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 basil leaves, large, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 6 ounces Irish whiskey, like Jameson


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the basil leaves and simple syrup. Pour in the Irish whiskey, and stir briskly one or two times. Fill four glasses with crushed ice; pour equal portions of the drink over the ice, straining out the basil. Garnish with basil sprigs.