ok so the truth is that lovage is not the only herb that survives in my backyard – basil does well too and here’s the proof:
now somewhere along the way i got tired of basil as a ubiquitous salad herb: that’s why it was such a relief to discover its great flavor value in cocktails!
I’ve mentioned rum-based Companero in some previous post and plan to play with the recipe soon but tonight i mixed another drink.
Its main appeal (besides the basil) was an opportunity to finally use a hibiscus-rose infused vodka i made sometime ago while being on a serious infusion spree.
Quite savory, and i’m surprised again how well basil matches sweet flavors (like rose in this case or cacao before).
And now i have a hope for my infusion – it seems working with orange as well as herbs flavors. Something to think about – i have almost 500ml of this stuff 🙂