Southern Blues Porch Rocker

Gregory Mangieri, Gramercy Tavern, New York, NY

“I want to crush this, sitting in a rocking chair watching the sun set over the water on a porch back down in Charleston. My inspiration. Enjoy.”

1 generous handful mint leaves

3 basil leaves

1 generous handful blueberries

2 oz (60 ml) Michter’s US 1 Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

1 oz (30 ml) Carpano Antica Formula

.5 oz (15 ml) fresh lemon juice

Ginger beer, to top

1 big and beautiful basil sprig, as garnish

3 skewered blueberries, as garnish

Muddle the mint, basil, and blueberries in a shaker. Add remaining ingredients. Shake over ice, and strain into a chilled tall glass over fresh ice. Top with ginger beer. Slap the basil sprig, then add it and blueberries as garnish.

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