The drink so nice, they named it twice! Matt Wallace, of Seven Grand bar in Los Angeles, named this after a song by his favorite punk band Lifter Puller.
This is a really fresh take on the basil-orange flavor dimension. Wallace uses Aperol in his recipe, but if you’ve got a taste for the bitter, Campari or Gran Classico could work.
- 2 parts Bourbon
- ¾ part Sweet orange apéritif or Bitter orange apéritif
- ½ part Simple syrup
- 3 drops Orange flower water
- 5 leaves Basil
Shake all ingredients with ice, and double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf, slapped once between your palms before resting it atop the drink.
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- The Nice Nice Cocktail from Imbibe magazine