My husband had to create a cocktail for a Treme charity event taking place this weekend and it needed to have a tie-in to the show. Michael (with his encyclopedic knowledge of every detail and line in any show he watches) recalled that the character Albert Lambreaux was drinking a Strawberry Big Shot (a local soda) in one of the episodes and Lambreaux's Big Shot was born. It's so pretty and it tastes so good, I thought I would share it.
Cheers! Have a great weekend!
Lambreaux's Big Shot
1 1/2 ounces Bulleit Bourbon
1 basil leaf
1/2 ounce Sugar in the Raw Syrup
1/4 ounce lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon basalmic vinegar
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the strawberries, basil, sugar syrup, lemon juice, and balsamic vinegar. Add the bourbon and ice cubes. Shake, strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a strawberry (cut large strawberries in half) and a basil sprig.
Sugar in the Raw Syrup:
Place equal parts Sugar in the Raw and water in a small saucepan; bring just to a boil. Stir, to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and cool before using. Store in the refrigerator for up to a month.