Bourbon, Meet Campari

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We like bourbon. We like Campari. It was only a matter of time before the two met. Basil lightens things up, while citrus, honey, and black pepper make sure everyone gets along.

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Tosca’s cocktails are so good people drink them well into the meal.


  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 fresh basil sprigs
  • 1 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounces Campari
  • ¾ ounces fresh grapefruit juice
  • ¾ ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 2 grinds black pepper


Shake honey and 1 Tbsp. warm water in a small jar until honey is dissolved. Combine 1 basil sprig, bourbon, Campari, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, ½ oz. honey syrup, and pepper in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is frosty. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with remaining basil sprig.

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