The Diplomatic Escape, an "Argo"-inspired Scotch-Campari cocktail with elderflower liqueur, basil and ginger ale, photographed in Walnut Creek,
The Diplomatic Escape, an "Argo"-inspired Scotch-Campari cocktail with elderflower liqueur, basil and ginger ale, photographed in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. (Mark DuFrene/Staff) ( Mark DuFrene )

The Diplomatic Escape

Inspired by "Argo"

Serves 1

1 ounce Dewar's 12 year old Scotch

3/4 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur

3/4 ounce Campari

1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

1 small sprig basil

Canada Dry ginger ale

Orange peel, garnish

Fresh basil, garnish

In a mixing glass, combine the scotch, St-Germain, Campari, lemon juice and basil with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain and serve over the rocks, topped with ginger ale. Garnish with orange peel and fresh basil.

-- Manny Hinojosa, Bacardi USA mixologist





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