Serves 1
1½ oz (45 ml) The Famous Grouse Smoky Black Scotch Whisky
1 oz (30 ml) Five Spice Syrup*
1 oz (30 ml) strained lemon juice
1 sprig Thai basil (save 1 leaf for garnish)


  1. * In a pot, combine ½ cup (125 ml) each sugar and water and 2 tsp (10 ml) Five Spice. Simmer until sugar dissolves. Steep covered for 10 minutes then fine strain through a coffee filter. Can be refrigerated in a sealable container, for up to 1 week.
  2. In a cocktail shaker with cubed ice, combine Scotch, five spice syrup, lemon juice and roughly 6 to 8 Thai basil leaves. Shake vigorously until very cold, then fine strain into a rock glass over cubed ice. Garnish with Thai basil leaf.
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