Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Basil Faultless Cocktail

This recent invention pairs nicely with Asian cuisine, or spicy appetizers, and it's incredibly easy to make. It debuted last night at a kickoff event for Taste of the Nation D.C., held at The Passenger (1021 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.), and I must have made 100 of them, it was that popular.

The Basil Faultless Cocktail

1.5 oz Gin (such as Plymouth or Hendrick's)

1 oz Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur

1/2 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice

4-5 basil leaves

Shake well with ice, add 1-2 oz seltzer water to shaker, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with basil sprig. Enjoy!

Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation D.C. event will be held Monday, April 12th at the National Building Museum here in Washington, D.C., and will feature some of the area's best chefs and mixologists. The event raises money to wipe out child poverty. For more information on this amazing event, please see: http://strength.org/washington. Hope to see you there!

1 comment:

  1. I just made these. Did you muddle the basil leaves? You didn't say, but I assumed that would be a good move. Quite tasty.