Put the izarra, gin, simple syrup, lime juice and mint sprig in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. With the lid securely on, vigorously shake for 20 seconds. Strain the liquid into two martini glasses.
For the eyeball garnish, place a quarter teaspoon of raspberry jam into the hole of the lychee. Place a blueberry inside. Repeat for your second eyeball garnish. Carefully thread a long toothpick through the lychee and balance on the rim of your glass. Enjoy….brouhahahahaha.
Izarra is a liqueur from the French Basque region. It is the result of the combination of 16 rare plants and spices. But to sum it up I would say that the smell and taste is primarily peppermint and anise (like licorice).
Given the minty flavor, it is no surprise that this liqueur is often used in making a Basque version of a mojito.