TGIF Cocktail Recipe: Green is the New Black

Is it happy hour yet? It might’ve been a short week for some of us, but we’re still looking forward to the weekend. Kick off yours with this delicious cucumber, lime and basil concoction — Green is the New Black!

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(Served in our Library Martini Glass, mixed in our Rye Cocktail Shaker) 

1.25 oz Tequila Don Julio® Blanco
0.25 oz Velvet Falernum
1 oz cucumber syrup*
1 oz fresh pineapple juice
0.75 oz fresh lime juice
4 basil leaves
Basil leaf, chili powder, fresh lime wedges for garnish

*To create cucumber syrup

4 oz cucumber juice (cucumbers passed through an extractor)
4 oz raw cane sugar

Preparation: Combine ingredients and stir until thoroughly diluted.

Preparation: Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, Velvet Falernum, cucumber syrup, fresh pineapple juice, fresh lime juice and basil leaves in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass half rimmed with chili powder. Garnish with basil leaf and two lime wedges.

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