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 basilJuice of 1/2 lime, fresh squeezedDash of simple syrup2 ounces Basil Hayden Bourbon
Muddle basil with lime and add a dash of simple syrup and bourbon. Shake and serve up martini style.
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Tempest LoungeWhere: 913 Martin Luther King Jr Way, TacomaInfo: 253-272-4904 or website here