Chocolate Basil Daiquiri

Chocolate Basil Daiquiri by Justin Taylor. Danika Sea photo.

2 oz light rum
1 oz fresh lime juice
3 fresh basil leaves, plus one for garnish
1 oz cocoa nib syrup*
1 egg white
cocoa powder for garnish

Pre-chill a cocktail glass. Add rum, lime, basil (torn in half), cocoa nib syrup and egg white to a cocktail shaker and dry shake without ice for about 10 seconds. Add ice and shake for an additional 10-15 seconds. Double strain into the glass using a fine mesh. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf and a small pinch of cocoa powder.

­—by Justin Taylor

Read more about the inspiration behind this cocktail here.
Make these other chocolate inspired cocktails:
Dad’s Hot Chocolate
Spicy Oaxaca Old Fashioned
Turn of the Century

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