Basil Citrus Berry Smash Cocktail

Basil Citrus Berry Smash Cocktail
Basil Citrus Berry Smash Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com When the team at Absolut® Elyx Vodka asked us to share some summer bar inspiration, right away we wanted to create a cocktail. The copper-...
Skill
Course
Cuisine
Ingredients
8
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Yield
1 drink
Servings
1
Season
Basil Citrus Berry Smash Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com
Skill
Beginner
Course
Drinks
Cuisine
American
Ingredients
8
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Yield
1 drink
Servings
1
Diet
Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Basil Citrus Berry Smash Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

When the team at Absolut® Elyx Vodka asked us to share some summer bar inspiration, right away we wanted to create a cocktail. The copper-distilled vodka has an exceptionally clean taste, which makes it perfect for pairing with subtle flavors like basil and berries. After much experimenting, we came up with this Basil Citrus Berry Smash that's so beautiful and refreshing, we plan on sipping it all summer long!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce fresh clementine, or mandarin, or tangerine juice
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons local honey
  • 10 medium fresh basil leaves

    plus more for garnish

  • 3 medium fresh blackberries

    plus more for garnish

  • 1 ounce Green Chartreuse
  • 2 ounces Absolut® Elyx Vodka
  • crushed ice cubes

Instructions

Wrap a few handfuls of ice cubes in a clean towel or ice crusher bag and, using a mallet, rolling pin, or muddler, tap until all the ice is broken up and crushed (you want a mix of ice sizes from pea sized to snowlike).

Combine honey, clementine juice, and lemon juice in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and stir with a bar spoon until the honey is dissolved. Add 3 blackberries and the basil leaves and use a muddler until the basil leaves are really well broken up. 

Add the Green Chartreuse and Absolut® Elyx Vodka to the cocktail shaker, fill halfway with ice, close, and shake until the outside of the shaker is cold to the touch and starts to frost, about 10 seconds.

Fill a julep cup with the crushed ice then strain the cocktail over the ice. Add more crushed ice to the top of the cup, garnish with basil leaves and a blackberry and serve.

Footnotes

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