Nutty Basil

gin, maraschino
Nutty Basil presented by Cocktail Detour


We are using our home-grown basil in a rather unusual drink today. First we turned the fresh basil into a syrup by simply muddling a handful of leaves at the bottom of a shaker, then adding some regular simple syrup.

The syrup is then paired with this peculiar olive gin that we’ve used once before. It works very well with other earthy flavours, such as those from basil. Also super intriguing is the white wine vinegar, bringing up the acidic levels as well as noticeably flavouring the drink.

Of course we just had to garnish with olives, thread onto a bamboo pick, as well as including in the photo what remains of our basil.

The drink itself is very interesting. We love how it’s bursting with this green basil colour, and the flavour is one of a kind. Much different, much delicious.

Nutty Basil



1/3 oz white wine vinegar
0,5 oz basil syrup
1/3 oz maraschino liqueur
1,5 oz olive gin


Shake all ingredients with fresh ice and fine strain into a coupe.



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