Edison's Medicine cocktail
Photo: Gregor Halenda
This crisp herbal cocktail, made by Pete Gugni of the Bedford in Chicago, is similar to a mojito.
Serves 1


  • 3 large sprigs of basil
  • 3/4 ounce agave syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces cacha├ža
  • 1/2 ounce yellow Chartreuse (an herbal liqueur)
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • Lemon peel, for garnish


Muddle the basil and agave syrup.

Add the remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lemon peel.