- ½ ounce simple syrup*
- 2 basil leaves
- 4 raspberries
- Crushed ice
- 4 ounces Szechwan Peppercorn Basil Lemonade (see link below)
- Candied/sugared raspberries, for garnish
Add simple syrup*, basil and raspberries to shaker tin. Gently muddle, making sure to not tear basil leaves. Set aside. Crush ice by adding cubes to a plastic bag, wrapping the bag in a towel, then crushing ice with a rolling pin, meat tenderizer or the like.
Remove basil from shaker tin and pour mixture into a cocktail glass. Pack crushed ice in glass. Pour Szechwan Peppercorn Basil Lemonade over the top. Garnish with sugared raspberries.
*Simple Syrup: Equal parts water and sugar, heated until dissolved. Cool. Store refrigerated for up to 3 weeks.
Recipe courtesy of Amy Renee Sawyer, Bartender, The Garden Table, Mass Ave.