honey basil whiskey sour

honey basil whiskey sour recipe-- withspice seasonal food blog

This is a fragrant, boozy, lemony whiskey sour that’s rounded out with a sweet hit of anise honey simple syrup. It’s a quick and refreshing summer cocktail.



anise honey simple syrup

honey basil whiskey sour

  • 2 lemon slices, 1/4 inch thick, plus more for garnish
  • 34 large basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • ¾ oz anise honey simple syrup (recipe above)
  • 2 ounces bourbon whiskey
  • 2 dashes orange bitters


anise honey simple syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil then turn off heat and add anise seeds. Steep for 15 minutes, then strain out seeds and discard. Add honey to anise water and stir until dissolved. Store syrup in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

honey basil whiskey sour

  1. In a shaker, muddle lemon slices and basil to release juices and oils. Add anise honey simple syrup, whiskey and bitters. Add a handful of ice cubes to the shaker and shake until chilled.
  2. Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice and strain the mixture over top. Garnish with a basil leaf and lemon slice.


 makes 1 drink, and about 6 oz simple syrup


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