I came up with this enchanting cocktail at one of the bars I tend, The Vintage. This drink got its inspiration from the weird world of Twin Peaks and the classification by FBI Director Gordon Cole of paranormal occurrences as “Blue Rose” cases.
1.5 oz Aquavit
0.75 oz Blue Curaçao
0.5 oz Elderflower liqueur
0.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
0.75 oz Basil-Infused Simple Syrup
*Basil-Infused Simple Syrup:
Bring 6 oz of water and 6 oz of sugar to boil over medium heat in a saucepan. Once sugar is completely dissolved, add a healthy amount of basil leaves. Remove from heat and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Strain out leaves into a bottle. The syrup should keep about 2-3 weeks in a refrigerator.
Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake for about 20-30 seconds. Double strain into chilled coupe and garnish with a thin lime spiral. And a glass of water, sweetheart, my socks are on fire!