Rochelle Bilow, photo by Gentl + Hyers
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.
TROUBLE IN PARADISE
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.