The Glass is Greener

Recipe by Nigal Vann


  • 1.5 oz. Wódka Vodka
  • .5 oz. Ancho Verde
  • .5 oz. Ginger Syrup
  • .5 oz. Lime Juice
  • 2 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
  • 5 Muddled Basil Leaves
  • pinch of Salt

Top with Cucumber Soda.

Preparation: In a mixing glass muddle fresh basil leaves and add the rest of the ingredients. Add ice and shake contents for 15 seconds to chill and dilute. Double strain the cocktail into a collins glass and add ice. Top off with cucumber soda and give a quick stir.

Garnish: Basil and Flower

Glassware: Collins Glass

Cocktail Inspiration:

“The Grass is Greener” is enhances the spices from the rye by combining it with flavors of green from the basil and chili liqueur yet keeping it bright with pineapple and lime. Wodka carries the flavors the flavors of black pepper, almonds, and hint of vanilla. Overall the taste is complex, yet light and refreshing. The Grass is the Greener on whatever side this drink is on!