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Spicy Basil Cocktail Recipe

Spicy Basil Cocktail
Maryse Chevriere

Spicy Basil Cocktail

According to 9 Restaurant mixologist Gennarose, this cocktail with a Sriracha kick can be enjoyed year-round: the spice makes it warming for winter, while the champagne adds a refreshing touch for summer. 

Ingredients

  • A few sprigs of basil, plus an unblemished leaf for garnish
  • 3-4 drops of Sriracha (depending on how spicy you want it)
  • 1 ounce elderflower liqueur, preferably St-Germain
  • 1 ounce ginger liqueur, preferably Domaine de Canton  
  • Splash of Champagne, to top (nothing too expensive)
  • Ice

Directions

In a rocks glass or cocktail shaker, muddle the basil, Sriracha and the two liqueurs.* Fill the glass with ice and top with champagne. Toss back and forth once or twice in another glass or shaker. Serve in a collins glass with the basil garnish.

*Note: Gennarose recommends using a wooden muddler to avoid breaking the glass.