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Happy Hour: A Bourbon Sour with a Twist

By Jed Portman September 22, 2016


Holy Muscadine Sour
Makes 1 cocktail

1½ oz. bourbon (Neff recommends Bulleit)
2 oz. fresh muscadine or scuppernong juice
½ oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
¼ oz. Holy Basil Simple Syrup (recipe below)
2 dashes orange bitters

In a cocktail shaker, combine and shake all ingredients. Strain over ice and garnish with an orange twist, basil leaves, and sliced muscadines or scuppernongs.


Holy Basil Simple Syrup
Makes 2 cups

1 bag holy basil tea (Neff recommends Organic India Tulsi)
2 cups sugar
¼ tsp. grated orange zest

In a small saucepan, heat 2 cups water to a low simmer and remove from heat. Steep tea for 3 minutes and remove. Add sugar and orange and stir over low heat until sugar has dissolved. Pour through a fine mesh strainer and chill. Scissors-32x32.png


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