L'il Jig Pegu Club, New York City
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L'il Jig

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 drink

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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  1. 3 Thai basil leaves
  2. 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  3. 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  4. Ice
  5. 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  6. 1/2 ounce yellow Chartreuse
  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.