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 Saveur.com
- 8 basil leaves, large, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
- 2 ounces simple syrup
- 6 ounces Irish whiskey, like Jameson
- 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.