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Bufala Negra

This is a refreshing and kind of tangy recipe that my friend and fellow tender from lyrics libations and life brought to my attention:

  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1.5 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • ginger ale

Muddle the basil, balsamic, sugar, and bitters in an old fashioned glass; add bourbon; fill with ice; and top with ginger ale, giving it a gentle stir. If you want to you can garnish it with a sprig of basil. Let me know how you like this and what you pair it with.

This is similar to a shrub, which is a spirit mixed with a vinegar based fruit syrup, popular in colonial times and in New England. I’m working on an Asian pear shrub, so stay tuned for that in the upcoming week or two.

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2 responses to “Bufala Negra

  1. Lyrics, Libations, and Life November 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    aww man I totally missed that you through this up here. Thanks friend!

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