L'il Jig

Pegu Club • New York City

Bartender Phil Ward named this herbaceous variation on a margarita after the smaller of two jiggers that Pegu Club staffers use to pour each drink precisely.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • 3 Thai basil leaves
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1/2 ounce yellow Chartreuse

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the basil leaves with the lime juice and Simple Syrup. Add ice and the tequila and Chartreuse. Shake well and strain into a chilled coupe.

Contributed By Photo © Tina Rupp Published October 2007

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