Indochine

Description
Rum, Lime juice, Herbal liqueur, Simple syrup, Thai Basil
Ingredients
34ozRum, Zacapa 23
14ozGreen Chartreuse
34ozLime juice
14ozSimple syrup
5lfThai Basil
Instructions
Shake. Strain into rocks glass. Garnish with a piece of candied ginger.
Cocktail summary
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Drink
Year2011
Created byEryn Reece of Mayahuel in Manhattan
Referencehttp://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/2011/07/indochine.html
Posted byendless_optimism on 12/07/2011

Comments

sjdiaz21's picture

Didn't have Zacapa 23 on hand so substituted Zaya Grand Riserva 12yr instead. Unique cocktail but may be a little too rich for my taste. I'll try it with Barbancourt 15yr and up it to 1 1/4, minus the simple syrup and see how that works.

Zachary Pearson's picture

Curated slightly - changed Basil, Thai to Thai Basil as an ingredient. Due to how things that need articles are generated, "Thai" was on my list of things, which is a bit difficult.

...wife's comments: "Interesting..."

no exotic rum on hand, had to make do with Bacardi 8 años...actually went a little heavy on the rum, could do with a bit less lime. Like the combination of Green Chartreuse and Thai Basil, lots of interesting herbal notes (and the anise-like notes of both complemented each other). Used a ginger simple syrup I'd made, nice addition. Also, garnishing with a basil leaf (actually, a small stalk with a pair of leaves) is a nice touch.

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