Pinch Of Basil

Firefly • Washington, DCExecutive chef Daniel Bortnick collaborates on all of Firefly's cocktails. His bourbon of choice for this apple-flavored drink is Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight.Plus: Ultimate Cocktail Guide

1 drink


  • Ice

  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon

  • 1/2 ounce Pommeau de Normandie (Calvados aged with apple juice)

  • 2 ounces apple juice

  • 1 thin green apple slice

  • 1 small cantaloupe ball

  • 1 small honeydew ball


  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the bourbon, Pommeau de Normandie and apple juice and stir well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the apple slice and melon balls skewered on a pick.

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