Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Recipe of this week is... a Cocktail: Primo Basilico

This week another recipe from Chef José Avillez book: O Cantinho do Avillez. A cocktail that my friends loved on the last cocktail party we did at home...

You will need:
75 ml gin
35 ml lemon juice
25 ml simple syrup
8 basil leaves
3 drops of Pernod
20 ml egg white
ice cubes
Lemon zest

Simple syrup:

100 gr sugar
60 ml water

For the simple syrup, bring the sugar and the water to boil in a pan. Let it boil for 30 seconds, remove from the heat and let it cool.

Put the basil leaves in a shaker and pound well. Add the Pernod, the lemon juice, the gin, the syrup, the egg white, close the close it and shake. Open the shaker, add a few ice cubes and shake again until the shaker is very cold. Open the shaker and, with the help of a strainer drain the cocktail into the glass. Squeeze the lemon zest over the cocktail to give extra freshness, to release the oil. Finally, run the zest around the rim of the glass and serve it immediately.

1 comment:

  1. I love that that this is an incredibly open space, it also has some area upstairs as well as it's overall "L" shape means that you can easily carry on a conversation without having to talk loudly.