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Basil and Honey Daiquiri

By Adam Hinton

Ingredients

 

50ml White Rum

25ml Lime Juice

12.5ml Runny Honey

Handful of Basil Leaves

Basil Leaf to Garnish

Times:

Prep: 2 Minutes

Make: 30 Seconds

Total: 2 Minutes and 30 Seconds

Calories:

168 Calories

Allergens:

No common allergens to be found, although, since every body is different, we advise you check out this recipe's ingredients list just to be sure!

Servings:

Serves 1

The Basil & Honey Daiquiri is a twist on the simple classic, by adding basil you get a sweet herbal note that provides a big lift in the cocktail and the honey adds a great texture that compliments both the rum and the basil.

Ingredients

50ml White Rum

25ml Lime Juice

12.5ml Runny Honey

Handful of Basil Leaves

Basil Leaf to Garnish

Method

Chill your martini glass in the freezer or fill it with ice.

Take your Boston glass or small tin and, using your jigger to measure, add the rum and honey to the shaker.

Using your Mexican elbow and your jigger to measure, squeeze 25ml of lime juice and add it to the shaker.

Strip 5-10 basil leaves from their stems and add them to the shaker.

Fill your shaker with cubed ice and seal using your Boston tin or lid, before shaking vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until your tin is very cold.

Remove your glass from the freezer, or empty of ice if necessary.

Using your Hawthorne strainer and your fine strainer, double strain the cocktail into your chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a basil leaf.

Serve and enjoy!

History

The Basil & Honey Daiquiri is a twist on the simple classic that contains rum, sugar and lime. By adding basil you get a sweet herbal note that provides a big lift in the cocktail and the honey adds a great texture that compliments both the rum and the basil.

The Daiquiri is named after a mine in Cuba where the alleged creator of the cocktail was working at the time. Since the Basil and Honey Daiquiri is a TT Liquor creation, we are unaware of any myths or legends.. yet.

Whilst Jennings Cox certainly deserves the credit of being the first to write and publish a recipe for the Daiquiri, it’s likely that a simple mixture of rum, lime and sugar existed in some for or another long before Cox’s creation in the 1890’s.