Recipe Courtesy of Tyler Treharne, 2900 Restaurant, El Paso

Being an avid gardener myself, I like to utilize the fruits of my labor in every culinary experience, and drinks should be no exception. Basil is a nice herb that is easy to grow, and most of all, loves the West Texas heat. Tyler Treharne

2 ounces Makers Mark
1/4 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
2 fresh chocolate basil leaves
3 fresh mint leaves
orange twist (garnish)
bitters (garnish, optional)

Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into your favorite highball. Garnish with orange twist (add bitters if you like a kick!).