The Whiskey Sour gets a summertime upgrade with the refreshing additions of blueberry and basil. This cocktail is served at Le Grande in New York’s Time Hotel. Learn more about using herbs in cocktails.

  • Yield: One Drink
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min

Ingredients (5)

  • Small handful of blueberries & basil, muddled
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce maple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce blueberry basil simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice


  1. Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill.
  2. Combine the muddled fruit and basil, bourbon, maple syrup, blueberry basil simple syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice.
  3. Shake until the outside of the shaker is frosted.
  4. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a basil leaf.