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Green of Spades

Green of Spades

  • Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 1.5 oz. Bols Genever
  • .5 oz. John D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum
  • 1.5 freshly squeezed and strained lime juice
  • .5 oz Monin Cucumber syrup
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves
  • Fresh basil leaf for garnish


  • Muddle the basil and cucumber syrup in a mixing glass. Add the remainder of the ingredients along with a scoop of ice and shake for 10-15 seconds. Double-strain the contents into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with basil leaf. Serve immediately.