Blueberries are a delicious berry with infinite potential when it comes to flavour pairing. They are delicious with just about anything, from sweet to savory, bitter and spicy. Basil Instinct takes a fun direction incorporating some sweet and spicy elements found in Top Shelf’s Sweet Reaper Bitters, giving a bit of heat as the blueberry flavour lingers on after a sip. A touch of pepperiness comes to life through the use of some basil leaves, adding a hint of herbaceous mystery to this otherwise sweet, berry-forward libation. Ignore your basic instinct of what flavours should be combined, and discover your inner Basil Instinct.
- 1 ½ oz Reunion Blueberry Moonshine
- ½ oz Simple Syrup
- Juice of Half a Lime
- 2.5 oz Lemonade
- 4 Dashes Sweet Reaper Bitters
- 2 Large Basil leaves
- Dehydrated Lemon
- Basil Leaf
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all the ingredients except the garnish. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds and double strain into a Coupe glass. Garnish with a dehydrated lemon wheel and a basil leaf.