Boat Drinks: Ginger Beer Cocktails
Winning Recipe: Red Sky at Night
8-12 leaves purple basil (~4g)
1.5 Tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice
Ice - crushed
2 oz white/light rum
4 oz Regatta Ginger Beer
Ice cubes (Crushed or cubes)
Purple basil sprigs & lemon wedge for garnish
In a sturdy lowball glass, add purple basil leaves, lemon juice and a layer of crushed ice. Muddle in glass until leaves are crushed and liquid has a reddish tint. Add rum and stir of 30 seconds. Add Regatta Ginger Beer. Garnish. Flavor intensifies over the next few minutes.
Best enjoyed n the cockpit of a sailboat after a great day on the water.
Mixologist's Note: Purple basil is key. Green basil will not work as a substitute.
Submitted by Mark Gillespie.