Basil is an herb with supernatural significance in some cultures. And this drink is supernaturally tasty, with the Italian Amaro Meletti providing the gentle complexity and basil the top note of spice.
2 oz. Rye Whiskey
1 oz. Eli Mason Peach Simple Syrup
.5 oz. Amaro Meletti
.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 sprig Fresh Sweet Basil
Instead of muddling the basil, shake it along with everything else over ice. Then double strain into your most elegant glass and float a single basil leaf on the surface.