An article about a new bar in the financial district (read: Wall Street) caught my wife’s eye today. Vintry Wine & Whiskey has a very extensive list of both beverages, ranging from the moderate to the multi-thousand-dollar. Spend those bonuses well, my friends.
Anyway….. they mentioned the signature drink of the bar: the Strawberry Fields, a tribute to John Lennon. Wielding my awesome power as a writer for National Martini Day, I called them and they readily relinquished their recipe.
3 oz. Yamazaki single malt
3 basil leaves
1/2 oz. lemon juice
a smidge of simple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Muddle baby, muddle. Strain into drinks glasses with ice (this will take many inversions, as the strawberry sludge clogs the holes).
A couple factors did not make it into our phone conversation. So I made
my own call, serving it in a drinks glass, on the rocks.
Tasty. Complex. The basil it what really defines it in the end. So, that said, go with a cheap blended scotch instead (Yoko doesn’t really deserve the nod). Consider a splash of soda on top, which Miranda quite liked.