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Drink to this: Basil crazy at Tempest

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on Oct. 16, 2009 at 4:59 am | 1 Comment »
October 12, 2009 12:56 pm

It’s pretty typical to see cocktails at Tempest Lounge in Tacoma start with a base of freshly-squeezed juice. The manual juicer on Tempest’s bar gets a rigorous workout. Right now, Tempest also has a cocktail made with fresh basil. Click “more” for the recipe. In other Tempest news, the bar recently was granted all-ages status. From co-owner Denise Tempest, “Our hope is to increase our food business with families looking for an alternative dining spot.  Our regulars with kids are thrilled.”


Basil Squared
4 leaves, fresh basil
Juice of 1/2 lime, fresh squeezed
Dash of simple syrup
2 ounces Basil Hayden Bourbon

Muddle basil with lime and add a dash of simple syrup and bourbon. Shake and serve up martini style.

Tempest Lounge
Where: 913 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma
Info: 253-272-4904 or website here

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