This summery cocktail offers a delicious take on tiki.

1 1/2 oz. cachaça
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 oz. fresh pineapple juice
1/2 oz. basil syrup (see below)
Barspoon allspice dram
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: double Old Fashioned
Garnish: fresh basil leaf

Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish.

Basil syrup: Combine 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves with 1/2 cup of raw sugar and 1/2 cup of near-boiling water. Stir until the sugar dissolves and let cool to room temperature. Strain into a clean glass jar and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Ricky Gomez