It’s no secret that I enjoy a cocktail. Or three. Mostly I stick with Dirty Grey Goose Martinis but now and again I like to break out of my rut and while Dale and I were on vacation I enjoyed a delicious bourbon cocktail at The Lanes. It was so good that I made the bartender show me how to make it so that I could do it myself when we got home.
And I did. And now you can, too – here’s what you will need.
3-4 basil leaves
2 oz bourbon
Squeeze the grapefruit into a cocktail shaker. Add the basil leaves and muddle until the leaves are bruised and fragrant. Add agave nectar to taste – a healthy squirt should be enough. Add 2 oz bourbon (or maybe a leetle bit more) and ice and shake. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with a sprig of basil.