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Happy Hour: Meet the Refreshing Sweet Basil Cocktail

Hilary Deutsch

Hilary Deutsch

September 11, 2015


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As many of us bid adieu to glorious summer Fridays, one thing that makes our longer end-of-week hours more palatable is knowing that we'll soon be sipping this elegant and refreshing sweet basil cocktail. Straight from acclaimed Virginia hot spot PX (and a semifinalist for the 2012 JBF Outstanding Bar Program Award), this herbal cocktail is the perfect drink to kick off the weekend, pairing floral Lillet Blanc with the bright and aromatic basil. Watch the step-by-step video below, as senior editor Elena North-Kelly shakes up this final ode to summer.  


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Hilary Deutsch is editorial assistant at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Instagram.