How to make a Cherry Basil Collins


The Cherry Basil Collins is the epitome of a fresh, seasonal cocktail. Chef and mixologist Kathy Casey shows us how to mix bright, sweet-tart cherries and herbaceous basil into a refreshing summertime sipper.

How to make a Cherry Basil Collins RECIPE

3 - 5 fresh cherries
1 - 2 basil leaves
1 1/2 oz Purity Vodka
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
2 oz soda water


Muddle cherries and basil in a mixing glass.
Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice.
Add soda water and strain into a Collins glass.
Garnish with lemon wedge, cherry and basil leaf.
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  • Kathy Casey

    Kathy Casey Chef & Mixologist Kathy Costa is a celebrity chef, mixologist and prolific cookbook author, she has been featured in numerous national publications and TV and has authored nine cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-nominated Kathy Casey's Northwest Table. more about this expert »

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