On any given day you can find a farmers market within a ten mile radius of my front door. This gives me no excuse not to incorporate the freshest and best ingredients into the cocktails I’m making at home. I want my drinks to be complex in flavor but simple to make. These cocktails will delight your taste buds with very little effort.
This week I got my hands on some absolutely stunning bouquets of basil. I was tempted to spare the herbs from my muddler and instead showcase them in a vase on the kitchen table. But I knew the citrus undertones of the basil combined with my 100% Agave Patrón Silver would be more appreciated by the company we were expecting. I got to work, combining the Patrón Silver with the basil, a touch of honey, and a pinch of smoked paprika. The result was a cocktail made for summer BBQs.
Basil & Smoked Paprika Cocktail
1.5 ounces Patrón Silver
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Pinch of smoked paprika
- 2 large basil leaves