It was my birthday, last week! So just like any other week, I drank a bunch of bourbon. What? Don’t judge. I didn’t judge you when I saw you pick up that cupcake off the floor. Eh, forget it. Where was I again? Oh yeah, my birthday! I started my week with a refreshing Bourbon Arnold Palmer and then moved on to the glorious Basil Kentucky Mule.
Check it out.
Basil is my favorite herb ’cause it’s just so versatile. It goes well with bourbon and it goes well with beer. Hello there, Basil Beerade. I’m willing to bet it’ll go well with just about any liquor I’m in the mood for. You see that? A dangling participle. I blame the bourbon, not my inadequate public education. Damn you public school system! Wait a minute; I’m getting off-course again.
Tomorrow will be one week since my birthday which is cool, ’cause every birthday should celebrated for at least one week. I shall honor the week’s end with a batch of sumptuous Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes. I just hope they don’t fall on the floor.
Recipe for Basil Kentucky Mule
Recipe for Basil Kentucky Mule adapted from Salt & Wind
- 1 /4 lime
- ¼ cup bourbon, 2 ounces
- 1 ginger beer
- 3-4 basil leaves
- Place basil leaves in a tall glass. Muddle until the leaves are unrecognizable.
- Squeeze the lime juice into the glass.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- Add bourbon and fill with ginger beer.
- Garnish with lime wheel and basil leaf, if desired.
- Enjoy with a smile on your face.