Eric Ripert invented this delicious rum drink on the spot in Puerto Rico. Plus:  More Cocktail Recipes 

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Eric Ripert
November 2002

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Credit: © Chris Chen

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine 2 of the basil leaves with the limes, oranges, orange juice, sugar, chile and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. Using a potato masher or a large wooden pestle, pound the limes and oranges until the sugar is dissolved and a rich syrup forms. Squeeze and discard the lime and orange quarters. Stir in the rum.

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  • Fill 4 large wineglasses or highball glasses with the crushed ice and bury a basil leaf in each. Fill with the rum drink, garnish each drink with grated nutmeg and serve.

Make Ahead

The recipe can be prepared through Step 1 and refrigerated overnight.

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