Fill cocktail shaker with ice and pour in all alcohol, sour mix and Tabasco. Give a couple good shakes and strain into a tall glass filled with ice cubes. Top off with a splash of root beer. Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve immediately.
Basil-Chili Sour Mix
Makes about 2½ cups
Bring sugar and water to a boil. Add the basil, dried chili (to taste) and lemon peel and simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes. Turn off heat and add lemon juice. Let infuse for up to 30 minutes. Strain and use as needed.