Thursday, February 2, 2012

fire at night cocktail

Blood oranges are seriously winter's candy. And beautiful.

Mix with a bit of muddled basil (for that herbacious freshness), agave (for the balancing sweetness), and some tequila (so you can call it a cocktail).

The result is truly delicious. Refreshing, fresh, and swoon-worthy. Make this tonight. It's Thirsty Thursday, afterall.

Fire at Night Cocktail
1.5 ounces anejo tequila
1 ounce blood orange juice
Heavy 1/4 ounce lime juice
2 barspoons light agave nectar
2 dashes peychauds bitters
3-5 fresh basil leaves
Garnish: blood orange peel

Muddle basil leaves gently (or else it can become too aromatic = bitter) with the blood orange and lime juices. Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into tumbler with fresh ice. Garnish with blood orange peel.

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