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The Fallen Leaf

The Fallen Leaf

Servings 1 drink
Author Brandon Matzek


  • 8 - 10 purple basil leaves
  • 2 oz. white rum
  • 1 1/2 oz. Honey-Lemon Mix (recipe below)
  • Extra purple basil leaves, for garnish


  1. Add crushed ice to a shaker with 8 to 10 purple basil leaves. Using a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon, muddle the purple basil leaves (mash them up with the ice). Add white rum and Honey-Lemon Mix (to taste) then shake until well chilled. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a purple basil leaf.
  2. To make Honey-Lemon Mix, combine 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice with 1/8 cup honey and 1/8 cup water in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup. Whisk until the honey has completely dissolved into the mixture. This makes enough for about three drinks.