- 1.5 oz. Prairie Organic Vodka.
- 1 oz. of Thai Basil – Chili – Syrup.
- .5 oz. of Lime Juice.
- 1 oz. of Ginger Beer (Fever Tree).
- 1/8th oz. of Xilli Tequila.
- Top with Soda Water.
- Garnish with Lime Wedge.
- Using a Collins Glass add all of the ingredients in the order listed above except the Soda Water.
- Add ice to the cocktail.
- Top off with Soda Water.
- Garnish with Lime Wedge.
SideNote: How to make Thai Basil – Chili – Syrup.
- 3 to 4 Thai basil leaves, torn
3 Thai chilies, sliced.
- Add 1 cup of water and the sugar to a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-low, stirring often until the sugar is dissolved. Remove the pan from heat and add the basil leaves and chilie. Let cool for 30 minutes.
- Strain the syrup and discard the basil and chilies.
This Signature Cocktail is created by Ian Clark of Fork and Wrench in Baltimore, MD. Ian has had several cocktails on our site. So be sure to look those up as well. Ian is very creative behind the bar, very knowledgeable about alcohol and his love of photography is demonstrated in how visually appealing his cocktails are.
This Signature Cocktail has a sweet and spicy taste from the blends of vodka, thai basil- chili – syrup, lime juice, ginger beer and the tequila. This Signature Cocktail is blended so well that you forget that you are drinking alcohol. However, the bite from the Chili Syrup, which is cooled off by the Lime Juice reminds you that you are having a cocktail. This Signature Cocktail is one of those cocktails that may be enjoyed anytime of the year.
•1 slice of Cucumber.
•1 slice of Kaffir Lime.
•Pinch of Mint Leaves.
•2 Dashes of Cardamom Bitters.
•1 oz. of Simple Syrup.
•1 oz. of Lime Juice.
•1.5 oz. of London Dry Gin.
•Using a Collins Glass.
•Add all of the ingredients up to the Simple Syrup.
•Then add the rest of the ingredients.
•Garnish with a slice of cucumber.
Ian Clark of Fork and Wrench delivers a perfect cocktail for this time of the year. Spring is upon us and this cocktail is perfect for it. A great refreshing taste that is perfect for that first cookout, cocktail party or being from Maryland the Steeple Chase Races. As you will notice Ian is not about being flashy. Ian always delivers a great cocktail that is as appealing to eye as it is to the palate.
•1.5 oz. of Prairie Vodka.
•.5 oz. of Pear Syrup.
•.5 oz. of Cinnamon Syrup.
•Dash of Bittermens Habanero Shrub.
•1 oz. Grenadine.
•Add ice to Martini glass to chill and set aside.
•Add the Prairie Vodka, Pear Syrup and Cinnamon Syrup to a shaker.
•Add ice to shaker, stir using a bar spoon.
•Using a strainer pour into chilled Martini glass.
•Then add the Grenadine to the cocktail, if you choose use homemade.
•Then add the Pomegranate Seeds.
Side Note: To make homemade Grenadine. This is basically like making a simple syrup.
•.25 cup of Sugar.
•1 cup of 100% of unsweetened Pomegranate Juice.
•.5 of lemon if you want.
•Combine sugar and juice in saucepan over medium heat.
•Bring the mixture to a boil for about 5 minute or until slightly thickened.
•Remove from heat and let cool.
•Taste it and if you want add the lemon juice to your liking.
•Now you have Grenadine Syrup.
This cocktail is created by Ian Clark of Fork and Wrench in Baltimore, MD. Ian has had several cocktails on our site. So you should check those out. Ian is very creative behind the bar, very knowledgeable about of alcohol and his love of photography is demonstrated in how visually appealing his cocktails are.