El Derby Ahumado (Basil Julep With Cucumber, Jalapeño, and Mezcal) Recipe

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Ingredients (6)

  • 1 (1/2-inch) round peeled cucumber (about 3/4 ounce; 20g), plus 1 cucumber stick for garnish
  • 1 thin round jalapeño pepper, with seeds (the size of this round of jalapeño will determine the spiciness of the drink)
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, plus a large tuft of basil sprigs
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) agave syrup
  • 2 1/2 ounces (75ml) mezcal
  • Crushed or shaved ice


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