Strawberry complemented by basil, rhubarb bitters mixed with simple syrup—it sounds like a piece of homemade cobbler. But add quality bourbon, lemon juice and ginger beer, and you’re in for the flavors of a Kentucky Summer.
Add 1 oz of lemon juice and muddle together.
Combine 1 oz of simple syrup, 2 dashes of rhubarb bitters, 2 oz of Maker's Mark Bourbon and basil leaves into the mixing glass.
Add ice and shake well.
Strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice.
Top with ginger beer and garnish with a sliced and fanned strawberry and basil sprig.