Cocktail & Sons’ latest seasonal syrup has arrived. This one blends watermelon and Thai basil to create a decidedly summery — and surprisingly versatile — sweetener.
The watermelon does the heavy lifting here. It is pungent right from the opening of the bottle, and the unmistakable flavor is loaded on the palate. Slightly floral notes linger through to the finish, and though the basil never packs the sharpness you might expect, it does provide an herbal lift on the back of the tongue.
An excellent companion with gin.
A- / $15 per 8 oz. bottle / cocktailandsons.com