- 1.5 shots of Whiskey (Jim Beam for me)
- half of a lime squeezed
- 5-6 leaves of fresh basil
- 4 ice cubes
- 2 spoons of sugar (I use raw sugar)
I've posted a whiskey and basil drink in the past and I LOVED it. Today, I decided I wanted something similar to a whiskey sour after a day on the beach with rum. I found a recipe for a whiskey sour. I am a bit lazy so I modified a few sections. The first part I changed was adding the basil. No whiskey sours require basil until now. I didn't have any marchino cherries either. That's okay for me because I am not the biggest fan of those cherries. Lastly, while lemons are very cheap this year and I did have some I decided to go with the lemonade since I stocked up.
If I would have gone with lemon instead of lemonade I would guess you would need 3/4 of a lemon.
It's hard for me to describe the taste. It is very similar to my whiskey/basil/sprite mixture but with a little more bitterness (probably from the lime juice).