Basil Expedition Cocktail

Basil Expedition Cocktail
Staff Writer
Maru Cayere

The Basil Expedeition cocktail.

Maple syrup (in season right now) makes for an easy substitute for your cocktails made with simple syrup. Try it with a white rum (like Brugal Extra Dry), citrus, and basil for a surprising spring cocktail. 

1
Servings
149
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Ounces Brugal Extra Dry Rum
  • 1 Ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 Ounce maple syrup
  • 1 tangerine
  • 3 basil leaves

Directions

Muddle tangerine in a cocktail shaker. Combine Brugal, juice, syrup, and basil on top of tangerine. Shake with ice, and fine strain into a Coupe. Garnish with a basil leaf.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
24g
18%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
53mg
5%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
42µg
11%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
65mg
9%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
198mg
13%
Water
65g
2%

Basil Shopping Tip

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.

Basil Cooking Tip

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.