Basil Grande
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Basil Grande
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Basil Grande is a refreshing and flavorful cocktail that combines the sweetness of strawberries and orange with the subtle heat of pepper and the herbaceous notes of fresh basil. This ... more Basil Grande is a refreshing and flavorful cocktail that combines the sweetness of strawberries and orange with the subtle heat of pepper and the herbaceous notes of fresh basil. This cocktail is perfect for warm summer days or as a festive addition to any gathering. The use of fresh strawberries and a dash of strawberry puree adds a juicy, fruity element while the orange liqueur and raspberry liqueur give it a balanced sweetness. The pinch of pepper adds a subtle kick, while the basil leaves bring a unique depth of flavor. Overall, Basil Grande is a well-rounded cocktail with a beautiful combination of flavors that is sure to impress.
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Base ingredient
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Orange liqueur
Garnish
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Basil, pepper
Alcohol content
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13.64% | 0.75 units *

Method
How to make a Basil Grande

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add two basil leaves and two strawberries to a cocktail shaker and muddle, then add the purée and Chambord
Add ice and Grand Marnier and shake well
Strain into a chilled martini glass
Float the final basil leaf on the top of the cocktail like a boat, finish with a grind of pepper, and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Muddle  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Float  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of berry if I don't have strawberries or raspberries for a Basil Grande?

Yes, you can substitute strawberries or raspberries with other berries such as blackberries or blueberries. The flavor profile will change slightly, but the cocktail will still be delicious and maintain its fruity character.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing ideas for a Basil Grande?

A sprig of fresh basil or a skewer of mixed berries makes an excellent garnish for a Basil Grande. You can also rim the glass with sugar or a mixture of sugar and pepper for an extra pop of flavor.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Basil Grande compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 13.64%, the Basil Grande is moderately strong. It's less potent than cocktails like a Margarita (around 40%) but stronger than a standard Mojito (around 10%). It offers a balanced option for those who prefer a cocktail that's not too strong but still offers a noticeable kick.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the recommended serving temperature for a Basil Grande?

A Basil Grande should be served cold. Chilling the cocktail glass before serving can enhance the drink's refreshing quality, making it ideal for warm weather or as a palate-cleanser between courses.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize a Basil Grande to make it spicier?

To add a spicy twist to your Basil Grande, you can include a small slice of jalapeno or a dash of hot sauce in the cocktail mixture before shaking. Adjust the amount according to your preferred level of spiciness.

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