Holy spirits. (pictured right)Gather Journal Saved By the Basil
This herbaceous grappa and vodka-based blend by Julian Cox of Chicago’s Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, with a holy ingredient (holy basil) of its own, is head-spinningly delicious.
makes 1 cocktail (pictured right)
Muddle basil in a cocktail shaker. Add lime juice, simple syrup, grappa, vodka, and celery shrub, if using. Add ice and shake. Strain cocktail into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with bitter lemon soda and garnish with holy basil.
*Simple Syrup: Bring equal parts water and sugar to a simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar, then cool and chill.