Basil Daisy Recipe

Basil Daisy. | Photo by Andrew Cebulka.

This vodka cocktail from Charleston’s The Darling Oyster Bar is bright and herbaceous. Click here for an inside look at The Darling’s beautiful interior.

2 oz. vodka
½ oz. Aperol
1 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
3 leaves basil
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: highball
Garnish: basil leaf

Add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice and hard shake until chilled. Double strain over crushed ice in a highball glass and garnish.  

Boris Van Dyck, The Darling Oyster Bar, Charleston