© Wendell T. Webber
- SERVINGS: makes 1 drink
The Oakroom • Louisville, KY
At The Oakroom, where Al Capone regularly played poker in the 1920s, the bartenders use bourbon from Buffalo Trace Distillery in nearby Frankfort, Kentucky.
- 4 basil leaves
- 1 teaspoon aged balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
- 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
- 1 1/2 ounces chilled ginger ale
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle 3 of the basil leaves with the vinegar and Simple Syrup. Add ice and the bourbon and shake well. Strain the drink into an ice-filled rocks glass, stir in the ginger ale and garnish with the remaining basil leaf.