Originally named Poison Ivy and created by Erick Castro for Polite Provisions, San Diego, CA

Vodka, absinthe and basil enhance each other in this herbaceous, refreshing cocktail.

  • 2 ounces Wiggly Bridge Vodka
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup (see directions below)
  • 1/4 ounce absinthe
  • 5 basil leaves, separated

Place the vodka, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, absinthe and four basil leaves in a shaker. Fill with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with one basil leaf.