Irish Jig

Lemon basil and whiskey do a dance in this herby summer cocktail

Our Drinks Editor, Jim Meehan, takes advantage of summer's bounty of fresh herbs to create this bright, citrusy cocktail made with Irish whiskey, yellow Chartreuse, fresh lemon juice and fragrant lemon basil leaves.

To learn more, read "The Jig Is Up."

Recipe by Jim Meehan, Tasting Table Drinks Editor

Irish Jig
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Prep Time
10
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Servings
1
cocktail
Total time: 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 to 4 lemon basil leaves (small), plus more for garnish
  • ¾ ounces Yellow Chartreuse
  • 1½ ounces Irish whiskey, preferably Jameson
  • ¾ ounces fresh lemon Juice
  • Ice
Directions
  1. In a shaker, muddle the herbs with the Chartreuse. Add the remaining ingredients to the shaker. Shake and fine-strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lemon basil leaf and serve.
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