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Citrus Basil Manhattan

Citrus Basil Manhattan

We’re shaking up old Manhattan with this wonderfully unique recipe. Just add Maker’s Mark® for a real taste of sweet and sour sophistication.


  • 2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
  • 1 part fresh lemon juice
  • 1 part simple syrup
  • 2 basil leaves
  • 1 dash Angostura® Bitters
  • Basil leaf and lemon twist for garnish


  1. Add lemon juice, basil leaves and simple syrup to mixing glass.
  2. Add Maker’s Mark® and fill with ice.
  3. Shake well and strain into chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with basil leaf and lemon twist.


Tags: Cocktails, Martinis, Citrus Basil Manhattan, Lemons, Simple Syrup, Basil, Angostura Bitters, Thirsty, Manhattan