Basil Hayden

Photo by: Jason Green
APRIL 2011

Tired of being “in the rough” after a long, cold winter?  Spring has finally sprung and Basil Hayden’s®
newest cocktail is sure to get you back on course! Created by Jason Asher, one of Phoenix’s leading
mixologists, Basil Hayden’s Double Eagle is the perfect libation to get you in the spirit for the
upcoming golf season.  So, whether you’re hitting the links with friends or watching golf’s greatest
champions conquer the course in Augusta, be sure to do it with the Basil Hayden’s Double Eagle
in hand!

Basil Hayden’s® Double Eagle

Thai basil, lemon and Aperol®, a bitter orange flavored Italian aperitif,  mix with the smooth yet
spicy flavors of Basil Hayden’s Bourbon to create the perfect balance of citrus and herbal flavors.
Basil Hayden’s Double Eagle is light and refreshing, yet complex – making it your drink of choice
this spring. Mixing one up may not get you your own Green Jacket, but when you’re enjoying this
delicious and unique cocktail, you’ll certainly feel like a winner.

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
* 1/2 Lemon muddled with Thai Basil
* 1 part Aperol®
* 3/4 part of Simple Syrup (1:1 ratio of equal parts simple syrup and water)

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake for 6 seconds
* Double strain over ice in a martini glass
* Garnish with a grapefruit peel and thai basil leaf


Jason Asher, Phoenix, AZ

Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jason found his passion in the restaurant and hospitality
industry while attending culinary school at the California Culinary Academy. After graduating,
Jason took a position at the Sanctuary Resort on Camelback Mountain and began experimenting in
the world of mixology.  It’s here where he learned the tricks and tools of the trade, transitioning
from bartender to mixologist. Jason considers his passion for the culinary arts to be the key to his
success as a mixologist.


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