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Bufala Negra
© Wendell T. Webber

Bufala Negra

  • 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.

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  1. 4 basil leaves
  2. 1 teaspoon aged balsamic vinegar
  3. 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  4. Ice
  5. 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
  6. 1 1/2 ounces chilled ginger ale
  1. 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.