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Basil 8

Description

From Table 8 in Miami’s De Soleil South Beach Hotel (table8restaurants.com), this inventive cocktail offers a fresh, crisp character perfect for warm-weather sipping. —BEN NARASIN

Spirit
Vodka
Flavor
Sweet/Fruity
Ingredients
7 white grapes
2 basil leaves
11⁄2 ounces Zyr vodka
3 ounce fresh lime juice
3⁄4 ounce simple syrup
2 dashes Angostora Bitters
10 ounces ginger ale
Directions
Muddle four of the grapes with the basil leaves in a pint glass. Add vodka, lime juice, simple syrup and bitters. Add ice and shake for six seconds.

Strain over a fresh glass of ice and top of with the ginger ale. Garnish with remaining grapes and a basil leaf.
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