We asked San-Francisco based mixologist Jonny Cimone of Contempo Cocktails to create a concoction using our cold-pressed Cold Crusher juice. In his tequila-spiked creation, Thai basil leaves play off the carrot, orange, and turmeric in the juice.
Thai Basil Beso
3oz Urban Remedy’s Cold Crusher
1 oz Reposado Tequila
1/2 oz Elderflower Liqueur*
1 oz Blood Orange Honey**
2-3 Thai Basil Leaves***
Place all ingredients into a glass or metal shaker full of ice. Cover and shake well for about 10 seconds, then strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a blood orange slice or thai basil sprigs.
*St. Germain is a good choice for elderflower liqueur; it adds a subtle sweetness and floral fragrance to the drink.
**To make the blood orange honey: blend equal parts fresh blood orange juice and a good local organic honey until thoroughly integrated..
***Regular basil can be used in replacement of thai basil. The thai leaves simply add a mellow spice and anise essence.