Bada Bing

2 basil leaves, sliced into thin strips
3 pitted Bing cherries, plus 2 extra for garnish (optional)
1 ounce Plymouth gin
[1/2] ounce simple syrup
[1/2] ounce maraschino liqueur
[1/2] ounce fresh lime juice
3 to 4 ounces champagne

Combine the basil, cherries, gin, simple syrup, maraschino liqueur, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Shake moderately and pour into a highball glass. (Add additional crushed ice, if needed.) Top off with the champagne and stir. If desired, garnish with 2 additional skewered Bing cherries.

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Photos By: Alexandra Grablewski
Photo By: Alexandra Grablewski

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