Thai Bliss

My cohort just sent me the article "Refreshing by definition" from last week's NYTimes. It's a great primer for someone who doesn't know that much about the art of the cocktail (which, I don't). In it there's a link to this cocktail that I just happened to have all the ingredients for. Ahhh, so summer.
Thai Basil Bliss

Adapted from "Mix Shake Stir" (Little Brown, 2009

5 Thai basil leaves
4 inch-wide cubes pineapple
1 tablespoon simple syrup
2 ounces blanco tequila
1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
Soda or seltzer.

In a cocktail shaker, crush 4 basil leaves and the pineapple to a pulp with a muddler or wooden spoon. Fill shaker about halfway with ice and add simple syrup, tequila and lime juice. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with a splash of soda and float last basil leaf on surface.
Yield: One drink.

P.S. Without the "basil" in the title, it sounds like a popular massage parlor... if you know what I mean.

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One Response to Thai Bliss

  1. Last night I had a creeping kind of buzz sneek up on me. I continued to drink never really loosing my memories or faculties, but always teetering on that edge and finding myself conciously, albiet secretly, tring to keep my composure. I did.

    Is that what they call "tolerance"?


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