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Cocktail Recipe: Basic Black

Cocktail Recipe: Basic Black

Recipe Type: Cocktail

Author: Tea

Prep time: 4 mins

Total time: 4 mins

Serves: 1

This drink uses Baladin Spuma Nera, which is a delicious Italian soda.


  • 2 oz Eagle Rare Bourbon

  • 1 oz Cointreau

  • 1/2 fresh ripe pluot

  • 4 basil leaves

  • Baladin's Spuma Nera

  • 1 dash Bittermen's Grapefruit Bitters


  1. Tear pluot into small pieces and add to shaker with ice.

  2. Add bourbon, Cointrea, pluot, and basil

  3. Muddle well until pluot is nicely pulped

  4. Shake

  5. Strain into a rocks glass

  6. Top with Spuma Nera

  7. Add bitters



Eagle Rare is relatively easy to find. If you cant find it, any quality bourbon will do. I recommend one on the drier side, like Woodford Reserve.
Cointreau is an orange liqueur that is very easy to find, but a touch pricey if you're jut starting out. If the price tag scares you, pick up a bottle of Citronge or even plain old Triple Sec.
Baladin's Spuma Nera is a soda that tastes like an amaro. It is likely to be hard to find. Try an Italian food store. If not, my recommendation would be to just add .5 oz of an amaro (probably Ramazzotti for this one) and use plain club soda.
Bittermen's Grapefruit Bitters might be tricky to find. Replace with any citrus-flavored bitters.

I posted another cocktail recipe on Nommable today! Read it here. It's a drink with vodka and apricot!
Tags: basil, bourbon, cocktails, cointreau, pluots, recipes, spuma nera
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