Riots, plunging world markets, broken budget deals, useless political systems are enough to send anyone to the booze. Hey! We're not judging. We're just thinking that when you reach for a long, tall, stiff one -- it should taste good. We've been experimenting and found the perfect solution for the times: a muddled and shaken cocktail.
So as the summer heats up with events well beyond your control, constructively channel your frustration by shaking up these little babies. One bit of advice: make a large pitcher of these or you'll spend the entire evening in the kitchen making refills for your guests
The B*tches Muddled Basil Martini
- 2 1/2 jiggers of vodka or gin
- 1 jigger simple syrup
- 1 jigger fresh squeezed lime juice
- 4 fresh sweet basil leaves
- 1 fresh spearmint leaf (or to taste)
Muddle the basil, simple syrup and lime juice together. Add gin or vodka. Combine in a cocktail shaker with loads of ice. Shake until there are shards of ice and the mix turns frothy. Strain.
Bitches on a Budget is an NAL/Penguin release.