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Peter Rabbit

Photo: Michael Kraus; Styling: Roscoe Betsill

Yield

Makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) Pimm's No. 1
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Simple Syrup
  • Ice
  • Garnish: pickled carrot and fresh basil leaves

How to Make It

  1. Blend 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves and lemon juice in a blender for 1 minute. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer, discarding solids.

  2. Combine Pimm's No. 1, 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) basil-lemon mixture, and Simple Syrup in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Cover with lid; shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds). Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish, if desired.

Searsucker, San Diego