The Basilicious Bliss Old Fashioned

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Looking to add a burst of flavor and a touch of creativity to your drinking experience? Look no further than Basilicious Bliss, the perfect twist on the classic Bourbon Old Fashioned! This delightful concoction combines the richness of bourbon with the freshness of basil, creating a cheerful and refreshing drink that is sure to impress your guests. So, let’s dive into the world of Basilicious Bliss and craft the perfect cocktail to elevate your happy hours!

When it comes to cocktails, it’s all about experimentation and pushing the boundaries of flavors. Enter Basilicious Bliss, the cocktail that will revolutionize your drinking experience. The star ingredient of this delightful concoction is basil – a versatile herb known for its refreshing and aromatic qualities. By infusing bourbon with basil leaves, we create a harmonious blend that adds a new layer of complexity to the classic Bourbon Old Fashioned.

To craft this cheerful cocktail, you’ll need a few simple ingredients. Start by muddling a handful of fresh basil leaves with Demerara simple syrup in a mixing glass. This will release the herb’s natural oils and flavors. Now it’s time to introduce the star of the show – pour in two ounces of your favorite bourbon. Stir the mixture again, ensuring all the flavors combine beautifully. Finally, strain the cocktail into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice and garnish with a sprig of fresh basil. Voila! Your Basilicious Bliss is ready to be enjoyed.

Shake up your cocktail game, craft your very own Basilicious Bliss, and savor the cheerful flavors that await you! Cheers!

*Updated 6/27/2024

The Basilicious Bliss Old Fashioned

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Basilicious Bliss is the perfect example of how a simple twist can transform a classic cocktail into a masterpiece. The infusion of basil brings a cheerful and refreshing touch to the timeless Bourbon Old Fashioned. Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or a cocktail enthusiast, this delightful concoction is a must-try.


  • 2 ounces 2 Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon

  • 1 handful 1 Fresh basil (sweet or Thai) leaves

  • 1/2 ounce 1/2 Demerara simple syrup

  • 2-3 dashes 2-3 Peychaud’s bitters


  • Muddle a handful of fresh basil leaves with 1/2 oz. Demerara simple syrup in a mixing glass
  • Add 2-3 dashes of Peychaud’s aromatic bitters to the glass and stir gently
  • Pour in two ounces of Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
  • Add ice to the mixing glass and stir the mixture again
  • Strain the cocktail into an old-fashioned glass with ice and garnish with a sprig of fresh basil



  • The beauty of Basilicious Bliss lies in its ability to elevate the classic Bourbon Old Fashioned to new heights. The basil infusion adds a vibrant and refreshing twist, making each sip a burst of summer in a glass. The herb’s earthy aroma beautifully complements the oak and caramel notes of the bourbon, creating a perfectly balanced and cheerful cocktail that will leave you craving for more.

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  1. […] working on a variation of the Basilicious Bliss Old Fashioned that originally called for Peychaud’s Bitters, but I started wondering if a different […]

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