Basil makes a great cocktail garnish, but it’s even better as a star player.
To celebrate our new California greenhouse opening, we asked a few of our favorite San Francisco restaurants to share their best basil cocktail recipes.
Not much of a mixologist yourself? Good news: You can order these drinks at each restaurant all month long. Cheers to that!
The restaurant: Mersea
The vibe: A shipping container-style gathering place in the heart of Treasure Island
The drink: G3- Gotham Green Goddess
Gotham Greens basil leaves, simple syrup, lemon juice, Grey Goose vodka and an egg white.
The restaurant: Wildseed
The vibe: Fresh, flavorful, hearty and plant-based
The drink: White Linen
Gotham Greens basil-infused bordiga dry vermouth, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and sparkling wine
The restaurant: EPIC Steak
The vibe: A contemporary steakhouse with a focus on simplicity and flavor
The drink: Basil Smash
Roku Gin, Gotham Greens basil syrup and lemon juice, garnished with a fresh basil leaf.
The restaurant: Waterbar
The vibe: San Francisco’s foremost seafood restaurant with gorgeous views and sustainability at its core
The drink: Basil Gin & Tonic
Basil elderflower with Common Ground Gin, basil essence, and tonic water.