Have you heard the buzz about the Four Seasons newest popular cocktail? We’ll let you in on a secret. It’s the Blackberry & Basil Fizz cocktail created last week by Doug Shulman, the head bartender at the hotel’s fabulous U’LU Restaurant in Hawaii. You’ll find Doug tending this elegant bar at Hawaii’s five star Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
Why not try this popular cocktail while watching the sunset? U’LU Restaurant is Doug’s domain and he reigns supreme. He is a busy man greeting guests, mixing drinks and most importantly, making every guest feel like family. Doug, the consummate mixologist, will even create a signature drink just for YOU.
I’m downright envious of Doug’s office. There are no windows as the bar overlooks the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. Thanks, Doug, for sharing your new creation. It’s such an easy recipe, we can try it at home!
1.5 oz Grey Goose Vodka
0.5 oz Creme de Mure (Blackberry Liqueur)
3-4 whole blackberries
4-5 leaves of Thai basil
1 oz fresh lime sour
3 oz Perrier
In a mixing glass, muddle basil, blackberries and Creme de Mure.
Add vodka and sour mix.
Fill with ice and shake thoroughly.
Strain into iced Collins glass.
Add Perrier water.
Garnish with a basil leaf between 2 blackberries on a pick.
Another one of Doug’s creations is the Chartreuse Swizzle. Check it out. It’s not just another tropical drink.