Sprout’s Honor

Mony Bunni, Tenzing Wine and Spirits | Chicago, Illinois

Ranch Water, the popular Texas cooler composed of tequila, lime and bubbly mineral water, is the inspiration for Mony Bunni’s Sprout’s Honor. This spiced and summery riff offers layers of flavor with the addition of fragrant basil and aromatic bitters; to top, Bunni swaps in Fever-Tree Spiced Orange Ginger Ale for the mineral water. “The sweetness from the clementine is a nice balance with the spice from both the ginger and cinnamon,” she says. “And with the baking spice of the Angostura, this highball delivers a slightly savory, cream soda quality.”

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Serving: 1

  • 4 to 5 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 ounces blanco tequila, preferably Elvelo Blanco
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 3 ounces Fever-Tree Spiced Orange Ginger Ale, chilled

Garnish: fresh basil sprig

  1. Add the basil leaves to a Collins glass and gently muddle.
  2. Add the tequila, lime juice and bitters, then fill the glass with ice.
  3. Top off with ginger ale and stir to combine ingredients.
  4. Garnish with a fresh basil sprig.

Tagged: fever tree, highball