This cocktail was inspired by the classic smashes and juleps. The deep muddling of basil gives it a refreshing and herbaceous flavor that is sure to satisfy on a warm spring or summer day.
1 1/2 oz. Vitae Spirits Golden Rum
1 tbs cane sugar
1/4 oz. cinnamon orange bitters
rum cured cherry
Muddle lemon peel with bitters and sugar in a rocks glass.
Add ice and rum. Stir until sugar has dissolved.
Garnish with a cherry.
Vitae Spirits Distillery
715 Henry Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903