Basil 8

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

Table 8 • Miami Beach

Consulting mixologist Ryan Magarian's combination of grape, lime and basil complements the savory flavors in chef Govind Armstrong's coastal American dishes at the Miami location of Armstrong's Los Angeles restaurant.

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Ingredients

  1. 6 Thai basil leaves
  2. 6 Concord grapes
  3. 1 ounce Simple Syrup
  4. Ice
  5. 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  6. 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  7. Dash of Angostura bitters
  8. 1 ounce chilled ginger ale
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 4 of the basil leaves with 4 of the grapes and the Simple Syrup. Add ice and the vodka, lime juice and bitters and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass and stir in the ginger ale. Garnish with the remaining 2 basil leaves and 2 grapes.

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