Smoked Basil Daiquiri
It’s easy to get caught up with smoking ingredients, even when it’s not necessary. Try smoking the cocktail glass to impart flavor into this refreshing summer drink. The smoke carries through without any extra equipment, and the glasses retain their smokiness for at least 30 minutes. Prep several ahead and toast to the summer!
For more on this technique, see our step-by-step guide.
Active time, 5 minutes
6 basil leaves
1 1/2 ounces Pyrat Rum XO Reserve (most quality, aged rums can be substituted)
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/4 ounce Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
Garnish: lime wheel
Invert a rocks glass and fill with dense applewood smoke using the PolyScience Smoking Gun™.
Gently muddle basil leaves in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Add rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and Maraschino liqueur. Shake well.
Release smoke from glass and fill with fresh ice. Strain cocktail into serving glass. Garnish with lime wheel and serve.