Basil dahling

October 21, 2016
Basil dahling recipe

This sophisticated cocktail comes courtesy of beverage gurus Andries Volschenk and Anthony Wingfield, of Joburg’s SohBar. The basil dahling is just one of their glamorous creations, and is also alcohol-free! Cool off with this refreshing and delicious drink on a hot afternoon.

Basil dahling

Serves: 1
Cooking Time: 5 mins


  • 100ml Spanish melon (or green melon if Spanish melon is unavailable), blended
  • 5ml (1 tsp) pressed ginger juice
  • 25ml coconut milk
  • 5ml (1 tsp) white balsamic vinegar
  • 25ml agave syrup
  • 5 fresh basil leaves
  • juice of ½ lime



Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, fill with cubed ice and shake it “like a Polaroid picture”.


Strain into a martini glass and serve.


Cook's tip: To ‘clap’ any herb, place in the palm of your hand and literally clap the other hand to bring out the herb’s aromatics.

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