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Basil Grande

One of a number of great cocktails created by bartender Jamie Wilkinson when at the Living Room bar in Manchester, dating from 2001, this fine long drink blends raspberry liqueur, strawberries and tart cranberry with Ketel One Vodka for a delicious red fruit mix.

Ingredients

Serves:

1

  • 20mlVodka

  • 20mlRaspberry Liqueur

  • 50mlCranberry Juice

  • 4piecesStrawberries

  • 5leavesBasil

2 units of alcohol per serve

Equipment

  • 1 x Martini glass

  • 1 x Muddler

  • 1 x Jigger

  • 1 x Ice

  • 1 x Cocktail Shaker

  • 1 x Strainer

Method

  • Pour

    Press down with a muddler on 4 strawberries and 5 basil leaves to extract the juices and flavour in a cocktail shaker.

    Using jigger measure 20ml vodka, 20ml raspberry liqueur and 50ml of cranberry juice into the shaker. 

     

  • Ice

    Add ice cubes.

  • Mix

    Shake the mixture vigorously until the surface of the cocktail shaker feels chilled.

     

  • Garnish

    Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into a martini glass.

  • Grab a bite

    Get some grub in before or while you’re drinking – it slows alcohol absorption.

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  • basil
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