Basil Proof Syrup is bright, herbal, sweet, and almost citrusy — a little like freshly picked basil, yes? And just like fresh basil, it’s also got a zesty, peppery quality that helps it stand up to assertive flavors without overpowering subtler ones. Try it in martinis and sours, and in citrus-based cocktails like the Tom Collins — like so:
Lemon Basil Collins: Shake 2 oz vodka, 1 oz Basil Proof Syrup, and 1 oz lemon juice with ice. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass and top with club soda. Garnish with basil leaves and lemon wheel.
THIS IS BASIL. NO, NOT THAT ONE. THE OTHER ONE
(This basil's better.)
Bourbon Basil Sour
Each 16 oz bottle makes 16-32 cocktails.
Serving size: ½ oz per cocktail.