Red Sky At Night
8-12 leaves purple basil (~4g)
1.5 Tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice
Ice – crushed
2 oz white/light rum
4 oz Regatta Ginger Beer
Ice cubes (Crushed or cubes)
Purple basil sprigs & lemon wedge for garnish
In a sturdy lowball glass, add purple basil leaves, lemon juice and a layer of crushed ice.
Muddle in glass until leaves are crushed and liquid has a reddish tint.
Add rum and stir of 30 seconds.
Add Regatta Ginger Beer.
Flavor intensifies over the next few minutes.
Best enjoyed in the cockpit of a sailboat after a great day on the water.
(Mixologist’s Note: Purple basil is key. Green basil will not work as a substitute.)