Capone

Capone

Capone

  • bourbon
  • whiskey
  • rye whiskey
  • Level: Medium
  • Prep: 5 min
Two of Al Capone's major imports were whiskey and balsamic vinegar, legend has it he asked his people make him a drink that included both. We went the extra step and included some garden fresh tomatoes. A sweet reminder of the home country.... This recipe was adapted from the Bufala Negra Cocktail.

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  • 2 oz Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
  • 2 oz Ginger Beer 
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 oz Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3-4 Large Basil Leaves (fresh)
  • 4-5 Cherry Tomatoes

Tools

  • Shaker
  • Muddler
  • Hawthorne strainer

How to Mix

  1. In a shaker muddle simple syrup, whiskey, balsamic, 2 leaves fresh basil (slice basil first), and 3 cherry tomatoes chopped
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds then strain into rocks glass
  3. Fill glass with fresh ice and top with ginger beer
  4. Garnish with large basil leave and one slice tomato
(Optional preparation can remove tomato)

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