Raise a glass to fall filled with this lovely apple cocktail with a citrus twist. The combination of lemon and lime really make this drink pop, plus the subtle aniseed quality of the Thai basil gives this drink a really appealing freshness.
1½ fl oz Laird’s Applejack
1 fl oz apple juice, plus a thin wedge of apple to garnish
½ fl oz lime juice
½ fl oz lemon juice
½ fl oz sugar syrup (see recipe for Raspberry Beret)
Soda water (club soda)
Handful of Thai basil leaves, plus a large sprig to garnish
Shake all the ingredients, except the soda water and garnishes, hard with ice. Strain (removing the ice) into a tall glass containing fresh ice and top with a splash of soda water. Stir gently. Add the apple and sprig of Thai basil.