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Tri-Star Smash, a Cocktail Recipe from the Tavern

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Nothing beats the summer heat quite like a smash! These fruity, icy concoctions mix the freshest seasonal ingredients. Cool down during the dog days of summer with a Tri-Star Smash: a heady combination of strawberry and basil.


1½ oz Rittenhouse Rye
¾ oz basil syrup*
½ oz Tremontis Mirto (myrtle liqueur from Sardinia – you could also use cassis)
¾ oz lime juice
5-6 tri-star strawberries (rinsed, hulled and muddled)


1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Shake, strain, and pour into a rocks glass packed with crushed ice.

*Basil Syrup


Makes 1 cup
½ c sugar
½ c water
4-5 sprigs of medium-sized basil (stem and leaf)


1. Combine sugar, water, and basil in a small saucepan and bring to boil.
2. Cover and cool down completely. Refrigerate and let it infuse overnight. Strain the following day.

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