Heaven on Her Lips is an irresistible cocktail crafted by Bar Manager Ryan McGrale at Tavern Road, a high energy, modern restaurant and bar at Fort Point in Boston, Mass. When forming his seasonally-focused hand-crafted cocktails, McGrale, an alum of No. 9 Park, is inspired by the neighborhood's history as an artist's community. He uses locally-sourced spirits to mix up drinks from his list of cocktails, like the Heaven on Her Lips, a refreshing gin-based cocktail with strawberry and basil flavors. This is by far one of the best summery gin cocktails.
Muddle strawberries in simple syrup. Add basil, remaining ingredients, ice and shake for 7-8 seconds. Double strain (using fine/tea strainer) into cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh basil lead on lip of glass, and serve.