Prosecco julep

Time 10 minutes
Yields Serves 1
Prosecco julep

In a cocktail shaker, combine the shiso leaves and simple syrup. Press on the leaves with a muddler to break the shiso into very small pieces (flecks, not large pieces). Slowly pour the Prosecco into the shaker, letting the bubbles subside. Strain into a flute glass (you will have small flecks of shiso in the flute glass). Top with bourbon.

From Josh Goldman, assistant sommelier at Bin 8945. The restaurant uses Maker’s Mark bourbon for this cocktail. Shiso leaves are available at Asian markets; you can substitute four mint leaves. To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan over low heat until the sugar completely dissolves. Allow to cool before using.

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