Check out Basil Hayden’s Independence Spice – a refreshing, delicious, and easy-to-make cocktail perfect for the 4th made by one of the top mixologists in our nation’s capital.
Basil Hayden’s® Independence Spice
Created by Kristi Green (Washington, DC)
1 ½ parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
½ part Fresh Lemon Juice
¾ parts Simple Syrup
7 Mint Leaves
2-3 parts Sparkling Wine
1. Muddle 6 blackberries and 6 mint leaves in a Boston Shaker with ¼ part simple syrup.
2. In the mixing glass, combine Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, lemon juice and remaining simple syrup and add to the muddled blackberries and mint leaves.
3. Add ice and shake.
4. Double strain into a Collins glass with fresh crushed ice.
5. Top with sparkling wine.
6. Garnish with a skewered mint leaf and blackberry.