Whiskey Basil Zest

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Refreshing rye whiskey cocktail with lemon, basil, and zest

Whiskey Basil Zest

AI Cocktail Info

Serving : 1 cocktail

ABV
20%*
Calories
180*
Net Carbs
9g*
AI Request:A rye whiskey cocktail with lemon and basil
*Estimated by AI - may vary

Instructions

Description: A refreshing and aromatic cocktail that combines the spicy complexity of rye whiskey with the bright, citrus notes of lemon and the herbal freshness of basil. This drink balances warmth and zest, making it perfect for both summer evenings and cooler nights, showcasing a delightful harmony of flavors. Ingredients: - 2 oz rye whiskey - 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice - 1/2 oz simple syrup - 4-5 fresh basil leaves (plus extra for garnish) - 2 dashes of orange bitters - Ice cubes - Club soda (optional, to top) - Lemon twist, for garnish Instructions: 1. In a shaker, gently muddle the basil leaves with the simple syrup and lemon juice to release their flavors. Be careful not to tear the leaves into small pieces. 2. Add the rye whiskey, orange bitters, and a generous amount of ice to the shaker. 3. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker feels cold. 4. Strain the mixture into an ice-filled highball glass, ensuring that the basil leaves remain behind. 5. Top with a splash of club soda if a lighter drink is desired. 6. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf and a lemon twist. Glass: Highball glass This Whiskey Basil Zest cocktail offers a perfect blend of warmth, sweetness, and herbal brightness, making it an innovative choice for those looking to explore beyond classic whiskey drinks.

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