Basil Hayden Bourbon
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.Shake for 15 seconds and double strain into a double Old Fashioned glass with ice.Garnish with a lemon wheel and a cherry.
Look for bright green leaves free of dark spots. The leaves should be dry and are best kept wrapped in a paper towel in a bag when storing in the refrigerator.
When using basil in a hot recipe, add it only at the last minute. Otherwise you will lose the flavor and fragrance of the herb.
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