Cocktails

Spicy Basil Screwdriver

This is sort of a Screwdriver 2.0.  I clearly love spicy things, and you can certainly tone down the spice by using a couple less slices of Serrano pepper.  The basil adds such a unique flavor dimension and really makes this cocktail more sophisticated.

Spicy Basil Screwdriver

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By Liz Serves: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Not your mama's screwdriver.

Ingredients

  • 4 thin slices of Serrano Pepper
  • 3 Basil Leaves
  • 2 shots (or 3 oz) of Stoli Orange Vodka
  • 3 shots (or 4.5oz) of Orange Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Agave Nectar
  • Dash of Orange Bitters
  • For Garnish:
  • 2 slices Serrano Pepper
  • 2 small Basil Leaves

Instructions

1

Drop the Serrano pepper slices, the Basil leaves and one shot of Orange Juice in the bottom of a glass or martini shaker, using a pestle macerate the Basil and Serrano for about 30 seconds.

2

Add the 2 shots of Vodka, the rest of the Orange Juice, the Agave and the bitters.

3

Fill the cup with ice, cover and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds.

4

Strain as you are pouring into your glass (can use a lowball or martini glass).

5

Garnish with a couple Serrano Pepper Slices and Basil Leaves.

6

Sip and enjoy.

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