The Lilypad

2 parts gin [ Plymouth gin ]
1 part freshly squeezed grapefruit juice [ very important ]
1/2 part simple syrup
3 basil leaves
1 dash of grapefruit bitters [ Scrappy’s Bitters ]

This is a very light and aromatic cocktail, where we pair the citrus from the grapefruit with the orange peel botanicals in the Plymouth gin.

How to:
Pour all the ingredients in your shaker and grab the basil leaves, slap them in the palm of your hand and then tear them in 2. All the ice we’re about to use will ensure they get excoriated enough to extract the oils. Drop them in the shaker.
Load with ice and shake it to wake it up!

Double strain [ Hawthorne + tea strainer ] so that you can smile after drinking it without losing your cool, thinking you have basil in your teeth.
Garnish with some basil leaves.
[ Enjoy ]

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