Tart green grapes, herbaceous basil, grapefruit liqueur and plenty of citrus make the vibrantly-hued 'Royal Basil Smash' a perfect spring escape! Give it a try with @moodymixologist's recipe.
ingredients2OZEmpress 1908 Gin¾OZSimple Syrup½OZGrapefruit Liqueur½OZLemon Juice½OZLime Juice4Green Grapes10Basil Leaves
MethodThoroughly muddle the basil, grapes, and citrus juices in a cocktail shaker. Add syrup and liqueur and fill the shaker 3/4 with ice. Shake until chilled, then fine strain into a double rocks glass filled with nugget or crushed ice. Pour Empress 1908 Gin on top and garnish with a lime wheel, basil blossom, and edible flowers, if desired.