The Capone Cocktail
“Two of Al Capone's major imports were whiskey and balsamic vinegar, legend has it he asked his people make him a drink that included both. We went the extra step and included some garden fresh tomatoes. A sweet reminder of the home country.... This recipe was adapted from the Bufala Negra Cocktail,” says Trisha Antonsen, chief cocktail officer at Drizly.com.
This recipe is courtesy of Drizly.
- 2 Ounces bourbon or rye whiskey
- 1/2 Ounce simple syrup
- 1/2 Ounce balsamic vinegar
- 4 large basil leaves
- 4 cherry tomatoes
- 2 Ounces ginger beer
In a shaker, muddle the whiskey, simple syrup, balsamic, 2 basil leaves, and 3 chopped cherry tomatoes. Add ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a glass. Fill glass with fresh ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with remaining basil leaves and cherry tomato.