The Jarritos-Jito
Created by Matt Basile, Lauren Chisholm & Chef Matt Obermoser of Lisa Marie
Muddle 2 Kefir Lime leaves (no stems), 1 sprig Thai Basil and 3 Lime wedges in a High Ball glass. Top well muddled ingredients with 0.5oz Homemade Thai Simple Syrup (see recipe below), 1.5oz premium White Rum, stir well and add ice to fill glass. Top cocktail with 2oz+ Tamarind Jarritos and garnish with a Lime wheel and Thai Basil sprig.
Thai Simple Syrup
Combine 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and add 6-8 sliced Kefir Lime leaves, 6 stems of Lemon Grass, cut in half and smashed, and 5 inches of peeled and sliced Ginger. Simmer for 5+ minutes or until syrup is thickened. Cool. Strain and bottle. Keep refrigerated.