Thirsty Thursday is here again, and boy have I got a good one for you! This cocktail is inspired (read: stolen) from my recent trip to Steven Starr's Parc restaurant here in Philadelphia. Called the Basilic, it combines all of the garden fresh elements of Spring that this weather calls for.
Start by combining 3oz cucumber vodka and 1oz St. Germain with a handful of fresh basil a in a shaker with some ice. To assemble, use a vegetable peeler to slice ribbons of cucumber into tall glasses. Then add ice, and pour the contents of the shaker between two glasses. Top with club soda and garnish with a couple basil leaves.
These are fresh, green, and truly taste like Spring in a glass. What could be better? Personally, I'll be enjoying these to celebrate St. Patrick's day this weekend - so much better than green beer. Amirite? Just make them and find out for yourself. Cheers! x