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For the Basil Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Nice handful of basil (I used an entire package from Sprouts save for a couple for garnish)
For the Cocktail
- 1 orange wedge
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- 2 ounces bourbon whiskey
- 1 Tablespoon Basil Simple Syrup
For the Basil Simple Syrup:
- Boil water and sugar until sugar is dissolved; remove from heat and let cool for at least a half hour. Put the simple syrup and basil into a blender and blend until the basil is very fine. Strain mixture and store in a jar kept in the fridge. Good for one month.
To Make the Cocktail:
- Put the orange wedge and the orange bitters into a cocktail shaker. Muddle until the juice is released from the orange. Fill the container with ice and then pour the bourbon and basil simple syrup over the ice. Stir well and strain over an ice sphere.