H. Harper Station (closed as of April 1st, 2016), Reynoldstown, Atlanta, GA

  • 1 1/2 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
  • 4 fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 Brown Sugar Cube
  • 1/2 oz Balsamic Syrup
  • 2 oz Ginger Beer

Muddle the basil leaves with the sugar cube and syrup. Add bourbon and shake with ice. Strain and top with ginger beer.

Balsamic Syrup:

  • 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of simple syrup (1:1)

Combine vinegar and simple syrup in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil then quickly reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool. Refrigerate in an air tight jar after use.

Featured in Imbibe and the New York Times, this cocktail put H. Harper Station on the map. See Jerry Slater make a Bufala Negra with Pamela Berger on Sweet Peach. Paige Rhodes from My Modern Cookery recommends trying Crabbies spiced orange ginger beer.

Photograph courtesy of My Modern Cookery

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