Spring, spring, spring, spring, spring, SPRIIIIIINNNNNGGGG! It’s finally here! And with it comes a whole batch of inspired, fresh flavors. In lieu of chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks today, make this herbaceous, springtime treat.
Galliano Liqueur is absurdly underused in cocktails. It is occasionally used as a digestif in Italy but most people associate it with the Harvey Wallbanger cocktail made popular in the 50s and 60s. I think everyone should have a bottle of this in their home bar. As far as herbaceous liqueurs go, it’s one of the most versatile. And the vanilla top note tends to lend a cream soda taste to cocktails, especially in bubbly tipples. To me, it tastes like spring. Now, let’s hop to it!
2 oz Gin
2 oz grapefruit juice
3/4 oz Galliano Liqueur
San Pelligrino Limonata
4 sprigs basil
Muddle two sprigs of basil at the bottom of a shaker. Add ice, gin, grapefruit juice and Galliano Liqueur. Shake until chilled. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top off with San Pelligrino Limonata. Garnish with basil.
Cheers, my Easter Foxes!